Tag: all to God’s glory
Scripture reading for November 12th: 1st Peter 4, Psalm 79-80, Proverbs 10
Key Scriptures: 1st Peter 4:7-11 “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies–in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
Peter encouraged the church to keep a sober attitude for the purpose of prayer as the last days counted down. Finishing well is important in the race of life and for the Christ-follower. Whatever we do, in word or deed, all must be done for God’s glory. He alone is worthy of all glory and dominion! Amen!
Faith Confession: I recognize we are living in the last of the last days and will continue to pray for God’s wisdom and strength to do all He has directed me to bring glory to Him alone. Praise His Holy Name!
Proverbs 10:29-30 “The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers. The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.”
Scripture reading for July 19th: 1st Corinthians 10
Key scriptures for over-comers: 1st Corinthians 10:31-33 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God–even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many that they may be saved.”
Over-comers want everyone else to over-come too and bring glory to Christ and God. Believers choose to limit their liberties for the sake of other’s consciences. It is all about love and doing what is truly loving towards others of different ethnic groups or even holding slightly different doctrine concerning what is right or wrong in areas that are debatable. This would include the eating of certain foods or drinking of certain drinks as well as the source of where these came from in the pagan culture. Saving as many as possible is the goal of Christ’s ministers and His own heart!
Observations for over-comers: Reaching people with the gospel of Christ is the main thing. Over-comers must not become legalistic or distracted by petty issues in reaching all people! “Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.” (Proverbs 9:1-3)