May 8, 2019
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:5-6 ESV
Though our Lord was completely innocent He was found guilty and received 40 stripes. How can I complain when judged incorrectly by someone? I certainly have never been beaten with any stripes, let alone 40! Ruth was redeemed by her kinsman redeemer because the next relative in line to marry her refused so he must have been called, ‘The house of him who had his sandal pulled off.’ Thank You Lord Yeshua for not refusing me and being my Kinsman Redeemer. I also thank You that ancestral information is important to You so one day I will know which Israeli tribe I have come from. God is Just so all of my business dealing must be just. Those who disdain Israel and Jews will be cut off by God and remembered no more.
Song of Solomon 5
My Beloved, Lord Yeshua is the best!
1 Timothy 6
Contentment is so very valuable. It keeps the soul and flesh in line, allows thanksgiving to flow and keeps anxiety away. It has become silly to think of wanting money over God because my Lord has always met my need. I would like very much to give much more to missions both personally and from the church. This to me is a wonderful reason to have much money. I would love to see the church property paid for and the church campus up completely. This to me is a wonderful reason to have much money. Other than these things, why is so important to have the desire for money over contentment and even in these things I know the Lord has taken care of them. Instead, I must pursue the things that produce the fruit of the Spirit in my life. This is far more valuable than money and lasts for eternity. Faith must be contended for in order to obtain. It is God and God only who gives life to all things. My Lord provides me with everything to enjoy! Head knowledge is one of the quickest ways to be deceived from the knowledge our God so freely gives those who ask.
Meditate & Apply: I am so grateful that the Lord Yeshua Himself is my Kinsman Redeemer! Be and stay content for God will always not only meet my need but also provide me with everything to enjoy. Use the blessing of increase income for the glory of my God! Keep in the knowledge of God everyday so I don’t ever get deceived by the lies that the world calls knowledge.
Yes, contentment causes such peace! Yes, more seed Lord for your Kingdom to come to full fruition!
I like that. Contentment. Pursue the things of God and contentment and peace follow. God is good!
And yes! Praise You, Jesus, for redeeming me!!! Amen!
I love that thankfulness and contentment are partners! So true! Whenever I'm feeling discontent, I start listing things I'm thankful for (as soon as I remember...)
and it turns my attitude around pronto!