If we confront someone, we should have one goal in mind: restoration, not embarrassment. Chuck Swindoll
“When we consider that Jesus spoke these words as He sat at a meal given by a Pharisee, His message seems provocative and radical. But real love is radical. I’ve heard it said that love is giving to meet the needs of others without expecting anything in return. This is how Jesus has loved each of us. He saw our inner poverty and responded by giving His life for us.
Knowing Christ personally is a journey into infinite love.”
So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Luke 14:7-14 NKJV
Job had heard many “answers” to the problem of his pain, but he wanted to hear from the Lord. When he did, God asked Job a series of questions that revealed His infinite superiority. And His questions pointed to the wonders of creation.
All creation points to God. A key way He speaks to us is through that creation. How refreshing to commune with our Lord as we enjoy His handiwork!
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We Won’t Break
That is the title of Our Daily Bread Devotional for today. I respond by saying, ‘Amen.’
Here is an excerpt from the reading:
After Jesus affirms that the greatest treasures are not earthly or temporary, He encourages us to release our anxious thoughts. The Creator and Sustainer of the universe loves and provides for His children, so we don’t have to waste our precious time worrying. God knows our needs and will care for us (Matthew 6:19–32).
Also, I encourage you all to read the devotional from March 1st-especially if you tend to worry about things Christians don’t need to worry about when we trust God. Before bed some thoughts came to my mind, and I had to purposefully remind myself to trust God and go to sleep! 😅
I give thanks to God because I woke up today and after a few seconds, I remembered what I wanted to get done this morning, then I got a burst of energy and hopped right out of bed!
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!
1 Samuel 17:36 one ofmy favorite verses spoken by David. Why do I like this verse so much? I am not sure, maybe it’s David’s confidence and how he felt so strongly to defend God’s name and work on behalf of the Lord God.
“Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.”
I am happy that I can go to my Lord and He is ready to hear what I have to say. In the book of Hebrews it says we can go to the throne of grace where we can find … Continue reading