With the latest “Stay at Home” orders, and the extra time we have on our hands, let us take some of that time to ensure we are reading or bibles, praying, doing our devotions, and studying to show ourselves approved unto God.
The Baptist Bread Devotional drew attention to Hebrews 13:15-16 today, “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Even with our limited social exposure, this verse is very important for us to heed. It is a blessing that God has given us various ways to show Him our devotion through sacrifice. When we choose to praise God, instead of complain or grumble, God is well pleased! Let us communicate to others today who good God has been to us, and who God desires to be to all! This reminds me of Revelation 4:11, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
FYI: Prayer call tonight at 6pm on Zoom. If you need the link, please let me know.
Have a blessed day in the Lord!!
Psalm 122:1, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
Glad = Joyful, merry, caused to rejoice
We sometimes take the ease of going to church for granted! The blessings of having a good Bible believing church to go to are numerous and glorious! God tells us that the “faithful man shall abound with blessings”. It’s not easy to be faithful to God’s things, but it is definitely worth it!
Plan now to be faithful to Sunday School, Morning Preaching Service and the Evening Service tomorrow. Spend time tonight preparing your heart to hear from heaven. Seek to get a good night’s sleep.
Come to church tomorrow with the attitude of David, “I was glad” to go to church!!
See you in the morning,
I was watching a christian film a few weeks ago, and heard someone say, “An empty church is the devil’s delight.” This phrase has been stuck in my mind ever since. It seems as if going to church is a decision a lot of people make for themselves, when in fact we know what God’s will is. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” I know some may point out that this doesn’t specifically say Sunday services, but I would ask the question, “What other time do you assemble together to provoke unto love and good works?” For a church, this is the designated time that they have chosen to assemble; usually Sunday morning, evening, and the midweek service. Consider, not only does it have an impact on you, if you’re not here, but also on the lives of others. If you’re not at church, you’re not able to encourage others. Not only personally, but by just being present. I’m often encouraged just by seeing someone else at church, even if I don’t personally greet them, because I know that they are receiving God’s word manifest through preaching, which has the power to transform their life (Titus 1:3, 1 Corinthians 1:21). It’s an encouragement to see the church house full! In addition to missing encouragement and edification, not attending also exhibits a thoughtless attitude for the things of God. What could possibly be more important than what God tells us to NOT forsake? Oftentimes when we’re tempted to stay away from church that is usually the time we need it most. May I ask what in your life will bring you more joy, comfort, encouragement, pleasure, or peace than time spent in the Lord’s house with your eternal family studying the precious Word of God? That almost sounds like heaven on earth! Psa 122:1 “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.”
If “an empty church is the devil’s delight,” come to church tomorrow, and let’s make the devil mad together!
From the Baptist Bread devotion March 17:
1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
Read more… “A way of Escape!”