May 10, 2019
If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. Matthew 18:15 ESV
Uncut stones have no particular form so no image is made not allowing for idolatry. The Lord wants us in joy before Him. Belonging to the Lord means obedience to the voice of the Lord and His commands are never burdensome but always for my good to bring His blessing upon me and overtake me. The Lord has made it very clear how the curse comes upon people. Sexual immorality is a big one.
Song of Solomon 7
The Lord sees His bride as so very beautiful and loves her so very much. Those who choose Yeshua are His bride.
2 Timothy 2
Leadership must be entrusted to faithful people who can teach. Keep focused on the things of the Lord. No matter what, my Lord is faithful all of the time. To handle the Word rightly means to read it, meditate it, study it and apply it. The talk of the world is like gangrene in that it kills instead of bringing life as the Word of God does. The goal is to be a vessel of honor before the Lord. As I am patient with the not yet saved, God can bring them to repentance by a life that lives in His Truth and not by arguing or judging.
Meditate & Apply: I am so grateful that the Lord desires me to live in joy. I love how God loves me! Those who are faithful in the Lord have the grace on them to teach others. My eyes must be kept on the Lord as we know it is so very easy to get distracted. The Word is so valuable and must be handled as such. God is working in the lives of those not yet saved around me. He wants eternal life for them more than I.
Happy Birthday Pastor Terry! Yes, help us live life worthy and gentle before the ones yet to be reached. Help us focus on You Lord, not the things of the world.
You are blessed and highly favored, Pastor Terry! Hope you realized it all day! HBTY!
Looking forward to your teaching this Sunday.