Tag: Psalm 24:9-10

Mission focus!

Scripture reading for July 17th:  Psalm 23-26, 1st Corinthians 9

Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 9:22-24  “To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak.  I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.  I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.  Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.”  

Paul explained his mission in life now that he had become a follower of Christ.  He tried to relate to whoever Christ placed in his path.  He wanted to share the gospel with them and see them saved and enjoying the blessings of becoming a child of God.  Paul compared life in Christ to a great race.  All believers in the race should run to obtain the prize.  Eternal life is the prize to be shared with the world.

Psalm 24:9-10 “Lift up your head, O gates!  And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in.  Who is this King of Glory?  The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory.”  

Prayer:  Lord, help me today to focus on Your mission of reaching lost people with the blessing of the Gospel.  I glorify You as the King of Glory!  May all open the door of their hearts to You!  Amen.

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Worship is the fitting response to God’s mercy!

Scripture reading for June 28th:  Romans 11

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Romans 11:32-36  “”For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that He may have mercy on them all.”  “Oh the depths of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable His judgments and His paths beyond tracing out!  “Who has known the mind of the Lord:  Or who has been His counselor?”  “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be the glory forever! Amen!”

God’s wisdom and knowledge are beyond all human understanding.  All men are of Adam, and through disobedience are under darkness and death.  God’s love bound them over so that He might make His mercy available to all men, Jew or Gentile!  This plan of redemption came through God’s own initiative and the Son’s willing obedience to the Father’s plan.  The promised Holy Spirit would bring God’s wisdom and knowledge to each person who would believe!  From Him and through Him are all things!  He deserves all glory, now and forever!

Observations for over-comers:  God, alone, planned and worked out our salvation and deliverance from the penalty of death from disobedience!  He alone is worthy of praise!  Give Him all glory!  “Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.  Who is He, this King of glory?  The Lord Almighty–He is the King of glory!”  (Psalm 24:9-10)

 

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