September 25, 2019
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1 ESV
1 Chronicles 8
Had Saul not sinned as he did, he would not have lost the right to have a ruling king from his bloodline. God chose David because though not perfect (as no one is except our Lord Yeshua) David had a heart after God.
Prophecy is interesting in that it can be intertwined for the time at hand and for future times. What I know is that though we wait upon the return of our Lord to free us from the evils of this world, the tribulation that comes will be the most disastrous happenings this world has ever seen. Though all is not completely clear, my takeaway is that so many need the Lord and I must use every opportunity to share the Gospel with those the Lord puts in front of me.
It is good to have zeal for the Lord but only if I have the knowledge of who He truly is and know His ways so what I share is based on Truth by the Word. The Word I proclaim to be from God absolutely must be the Word of Faith and not that of dead works!
17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Meditate & Apply: Have and keep my heart after God. Continue to avail myself to sharing the Gospel every time the Lord leads me to do so. Zeal is great yet only with the knowledge of the Holy One. God is interested in true faith in Him and not dead works that can satisfy the soul but produces nothing worthwhile. Faith produces all that is good and pleasing and accurate to the Truth of who the Lord is. To hear God I must live a life following Him and not a life where any sin is acceptable as I must hear not just His Words but the truthful intent of their meaning so I interpret according to His mind and not my own. Thank You Lord that You have shown Yourself to me! May I pay it forward and show You to all I can so they too receive!
Though all is not completely clear, my takeaway is that so many need the Lord and I must use every opportunity to share the Gospel with those the Lord puts in front of us. Yes, daily we must look for those opportunities with the people he puts in front of us. Soo...important to let people know how much God loves them. Somebody told me.
Yes and amen!