Faith sounding forth!
Scripture reading for September 12: Proverbs 19-21, 1st Thessalonians 1
Key Scriptures: 1st Thessalonians 1:8-10 “For not only has the Word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”
Paul commended the Thessalonians for their faith that exhibited itself in action. They had turned to God wholeheartedly from the idols they once served. They preached the Word to those around them. These works were because they believed in the return of their Lord Jesus from heaven to save them from judgment.
Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.”
Proverbs 21:21 “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness and honor.”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the revelation of Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord, and coming King. Lead me into a life of resounding faith that draws others to You. Amen.