An appointment for judgement!
Scripture reading for May 6th: 1 Samuel 25, 1st Chronicles 7, Acts 17
Key Scriptures: Acts 17:26-31 “”And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him. Yet He is actually not far from each one of us, for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are indeed His offspring.’ Being then God’s offspring, we out not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed; and this He has given assurance to all by raising Him from the dead.””
Paul spoke plainly about the one true God, creator of man. God is in control of all men’s life spans. He determines the exact places they live and time they dwell there. He wants all men to find Him and is near to them. He sent His Son, Jesus as the way to know Him, raising Him from the dead as proof of His divinity. In fact, we are all God’s offspring. It’s time for all to repent of our ignorance of Jesus before the Day of judgment comes and Jesus, raised from the dead, is the appointed judge!
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, I trust in You and am thankful for Your boundaries in my life. In You I live and move and have my being! Help me to declare Your mercy before our appointment with Jesus!
1st Samuel 25:33 “Blessed be your discretion, and blessed by you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from working salvation by my own hand.”