Scripture reading for October 19th: Isaiah 64-66, Jeremiah 1, Hebrews 6
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 6:10-12 “For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for His name in service to the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
After warning them again of the dangers of falling away from Christ, the writer of Hebrews encourages them to steadfast service and full confidence in Christ and His promises. They were to guard against sluggishness (spiritual laziness) by imitating those who set a good example of faith and patience. God’s promises are awaiting their faithful perseverance.
Isaiah 64:8 “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay and You are our Potter; we are all the work of Your hand.”
Prayer: Lord, help me to keep my confidence in You and Your promises firm and growing. As clay, I need You as the Potter in my daily life. Amen.
Scripture reading for June 25th: Job 8-10, Romans 9
Key Scriptures: Romans 9:14, 19-21 “What shall we say then: Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! . . .You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?” But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over the clay, . . “
Man has a tendency to bring charges against God for their state in life and for their ultimate fate. But it is never God at fault! God is good and holy in all His ways. Paul says it is God’s great mercy that we must all seek. Thousands of years before, Job asked these same questions as he was going through trials.
Job 9:3, 12 “If one wished to contend with Him, one could not answer Him once in a thousand times.” . . . .“Behold, He snatches away: who can turn Him back? Who will say to Him, ‘What are You doing?'”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your great mercy and goodness. Although I have many questions, I trust in Your mercy and wisdom through Jesus Christ. Amen.