From: July 30, 2018
Scripture for today: 2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27; Romans 13:1-14; Psalm 23:1-6; Proverbs 20:11
From: July 30, 2016
I wonder. Do sheep worry? Does concern for tomorrow steal their joy today? Does anxiety for food and shelter rob them of sleep? No. I think not. They trust their shepherd. He is their source and guide. They know his voice and they follow him. This is the relationship that the shepherd king David wrote of concerning he and the Lord. The Lord was “his” shepherd and he was the Lord’s lamb. The one who would humble themselves like a lamb and entrust themselves to God as shepherd, shall not be in want. For the Lord will meet all their needs. Are you in want today? Look to the Shepherd.
From: July 30, 2015
Spiritual and gospel urgency. Spiritual urgency, because we must put off sin and any hindrance that belongs to the flesh, so that we might finish the race of life well. Gospel urgency, because “time is running out” on those who haven’t heard and received the Good News that we are called to announce. Are you living with a sense of spiritual and gospel urgency?
From: July 30, 2012
Uzziah started out a great and godly king, but he didn’t finish well. Once humbly dependent on God, success went to his head. He spent his final years leprous and alone. When you are blessed don’t forget the God that blesses. Remember the One who made you and gave you all that you have. How do you want to finish this life?
From: July 30, 2011
Becoming king of Judah at age 16, he reigned 56 years, longer than any other, but he didn’t finish well. How you finish is more important than how you start. Christ followers shouldn’t retire when old. They should give themselves fully to Kingdom work.