Tag: Psalm 32:6
Scripture reading for January 5th: 1st Timothy 2
Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 2:1-6 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For their is one God and there is one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Who gave His life as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”
Prayer and godly living go hand in hand. Paul taught Timothy and us that all types of prayers and thanksgiving for all people, and especially political and spiritual leaders, would yield great benefits. Those under authority who pray for those in authority help to set the atmosphere of their own lives and the community, state or nation of which they reside. God is pleased with the faith exhibited through prayers. Jesus Christ is seated at God’s right Hand to intercede for us in agreement with our prayers and He alone gave His life and blood to ransom all men. This testimony stands true and must be shared with all men before Christ Jesus returns!
Psalm 32:6 “Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to You at a time when You may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.”
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, I believe You are the One and only mediator between God and man. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit to enable me to pray effectively and give continual thanksgiving for all men and those in authority. I want a quiet and godly life, sharing the Gospel, and pleasing my Savior!
Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Scripture reading for February 3rd: Matthew 24
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Matthew 24:42-44 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.”
Fathers and husbands are expected to be protectors of their homes and families. Prudence in protecting in our day is to have security cameras and alarms installed on or around the doors and windows. Some even have cell phones connected that dial their number when suspicious activity is detected from their home. Jesus also was concerned about protection of the precious souls of men and women! He encouraged a watchfulness from each person over their own souls against the intrusions of the ‘thief’, who would come to ‘kill, steal, and destroy.’ (John 10:10)
Jesus also likened His own second coming to that of the ‘thief’, who came at an unexpected hour! Only those who were ready and watching would receive Jesus as He returned. Some of those expecting to be part of Christ’s kingdom would not be ready and would be left out, having missed the window of opportunity. This happened to those warned of the flood in Noah’s time and would again at Christ’s return. (Matthew 24:37-39) This would be the ultimate eternal loss!
Observations for over-comers: It pays to be watchful! No one knows the day or hour of Christ’s return so true believers choose to stay in readiness! “Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to You while You may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach Him.” (Psalm 32:6)