September 28, 2019
1 Chronicles 11
Those who serve on the earth to further the Kingdom of God will all be considered mighty people!
The Word of the Lord never fails and I am grateful for His mercy! It costs everything to serve the Lord but the benefits far outweigh the cost! This life passes quickly and it is only the preparation for the next one which is the important one because it is the eternal one.
I can do my part in choosing people for office by voting and better yet, praying, so that just laws be made. Throughout the Bible we see that when most of the society was evil, evil people reigned. The Lord is ultimately involved in who gets placed. Much work needs to be done so we can live peaceable. My takeaway is to do what the law says if it doesn’t conflict with the Word of God for He is the ultimate authority on all law.
8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Meditate & Apply: My life must be of service that the Lord considers mighty. Am I willing to give up everything daily for my God. Lord, if I am not, please point it out to me and then thank You for the grace to do so. I am to be law abiding as long as it doesn’t conflict with the righteousness of the Lord, without excuse. I do pay my taxes and though I try not to speed, I do at times… I must get the cruise control fixed on my jeep (okay, no excuses)! I am grateful we have no debt and must keep it out of our lives. This is a good reason to ask God and not people because since my life belongs to the Lord what else can I pay Him? Yet favors with people usually cost! 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Yes the benefits of serving far outweigh the cost! Great point about obey the law if it doesn't conflict with the word.
This can be a tough one...
Lots of good stuff in these chapters. My take away - be aware of what's going on, participate in God's plan - be ready in season and out of season. Speak righteousness, vote righteousness. The endgame is THE END.