Weekly Devotional for 5/15/2022 PM
“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed …” Psalm 2:1-2.
The answer to the question: because it works! The world uses cancel culture and the very threat of rejection to control Christians today and keep the gospel message contained within the walls of our church buildings. But it was not always so …. In Acts 4, this passage is quoted by the believers who prayed for boldness in proclaiming the gospel after Peter and John had proclaimed to the very body that had condemned Jesus that no other name had been “given among men by which we must be saved.” Verse 3 of the Psalm calls for us to burst the world’s “bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” God laughs in derision at the weak world’s attempts to stop the ad-vance of His Kingdom because He has set His Anointed, His King on Zion, His holy hill. But do His subjects know this? Do they act as if they believe it? Or is it time for us to pray for boldness once again to proclaim the gospel as we take refuge in Him and not our buildings.
Do you live like the world is powerless against Jesus?
Weekly Devotional for 5/15/2022 AM
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” Galatians 6:10.
This is true of our individual blessings and resources that God has entrusted us with as well as how we might use them collectively as the many parts of the body working together as God gives us opportunity to do good as the church. Jesus “went about doing good” and so we who are His followers and are His body, must do good as well. This is our purpose here as we “seek and save the lost” as Jesus did. We look collectively for the opportunities that God gives us and turn every interaction into an opening to further the gospel. Our ministries must be needs-based. We don’t just start a widowhood ministry to say we have one but because we can meet the educational, emotional, and social needs of widows and widowers. We give away food and clothing because we can meet needs of those without—and glory goes to God! Our motivation in the time God has given each of us with what He has given us must be to do good and bring Him glory as every word and deed is done in Jesus’ name.
So, how you as a Christian doing this with His church?
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