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.”
Scripture reading for February 27th: Leviticus 24-25, Psalm 81, Hebrews 9
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 9:27-28 “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him.”
God’s decrees are sure and predictable. Because of sin, man has an appointment with death. Following along after death is judgment for the sins committed. But God, being rich in mercy, sent His Son Jesus Christ to keep our appointment with death in our place by bearing our sins. He rose again from the dead and rules at God’s right hand until all enemies are under His feet. He will come again, not to deal with sin, but to save all who believe on Him and take them into their full inheritance forever.
Faith Confession and prayer: I thank Jesus Christ for keeping my appointment with death and judgment by bearing my sins in His body on the cross. Help me to wait with patience for His return and entering into my full inheritance with Him forever. Open my mouth to preach the Gospel that none would have to keep their appointment with death.
Leviticus 25:38 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.”
Psalm 81:10 “I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”