Monday, October 24, 2016

Night Light for Couples - The Cost of Bitterness

Night Light for Couples, the couples' devotional from Focus on the Family ministry founder Dr. James Dobson and his wife, Shirley, brings spouses together each evening, helping them stay connected with each other and their Lord.

“I tell you, [forgive] not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:22

Just as we must act on Scripture’s instruction to forgive, we should also consider the great cost of failing to do so. Withholding forgiveness brings on bitterness, which Neal T. Anderson says is like “battery acid in the soul.” It leads to anger, resentment, depression, health problems, isolation, struggles with addictions, and more. It continues to haunt the person until he or she comes to terms with it. People who hang on to bitterness cause more pain to themselves than to the targets of their wrath.

A second cost is equally distressing. Jesus told a parable of an unmerciful servant who, after his master forgave him a large debt, demanded payment of a small debt from another servant. The master had the first servant thrown into jail and tortured. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you,” Jesus said, “unless you forgive your brother from your heart” (Matthew 18:35).

For couples who want to follow God’s way for marriage and who hope for His best in their relationship, forgiveness is not just a suggestion. It is a spiritual commandment!

Just between us…
  • Why is failing to forgive more damaging to us than to the one who wronged us?
  • Are either of us bitter about something today? Why?
  • What steps of forgiveness can we take together?
  • How can we avoid bitterness in the future?
Dear Lord, You have spoken plainly about the consequences of withholding forgiveness. Help us to hear You and obey. May we please You and bless each other with our quickness to forgive at all times. Amen.
  • From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Daily Readings for October 24, 2016

Acts 15:12-22
The whole assembly kept silence, and listened to Barnabas and Paul as they told of all the signs and wonders that God had done through them among the Gentiles. After they finished speaking, James replied, "My brothers, listen to me. Simeon has related how God first looked favorably on the Gentiles, to take from among them a people for his name. This agrees with the words of the prophets, as it is written, 'After this I will return, and I will rebuild the dwelling of David, which has fallen; from its ruins I will rebuild it, and I will set it up, so that all other peoples may seek the Lord-- even all the Gentiles over whom my name has been called. Thus says the Lord, who has been making these things known from long ago.' Therefore I have reached the decision that we should not trouble those Gentiles who are turning to God, but we should write to them to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been strangled and from blood. For in every city, for generations past, Moses has had those who proclaim him, for he has been read aloud every sabbath in the synagogues." Then the apostles and the elders, with the consent of the whole church, decided to choose men from among their members and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers,

Psalm 1 Beatus vir qui non abiit
1   Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful!
2   Their delight is in the law of the LORD, and they meditate on his law day and night.
3   They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper.
4   It is not so with the wicked; they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
5   Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.
6   For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked is doomed.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you-- unless you have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them-- though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.

Matthew 13:54-58
He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?" And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house." And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.

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The Daily Meditation for October 24, 2016

From Forward Day By Day
Written by Scott B. Hayashi

Acts 15:19 (NRSV) [James said], “Therefore I have reached the decision that we should not trouble those Gentiles who are turning to God.”

What is God doing in the places where we live? God is always at work trying to bring about the kingdom, God’s reign on earth. We pray “Thy kingdom come...” over and over again. How is God trying to accomplish this in you—in your family, your congregation, your community, your state, your nation?

Do we, like James, recognize the movement of God even if it offends some norm that we find fundamental?

Today we celebrate James, the brother of Jesus. Let us strive to be like him in recognizing when God is at work beyond our zones of comfort. Let us, like him, help that work to flourish.

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Standing Strong Through the Storm - SUPERNATURAL ANSWERS

But before all this they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. This will result in your being witnesses to them. But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourself. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. Luke 21:12-15

During her years of imprisonment in Eritrea’s wretched shipping containers, Helen Berhane was often interrogated and pressured to deny her faith. The Lord gave her supernatural answers each time as documents in her book Song of the Nightingale:

Yet another official visited and accused me of being anti-government. “Political agents are just using you,” he said. “Why do you let them do this? Why do you risk your life to please other people and support their cause? Why make yourself a sacrificial lamb? Perhaps you are a genuine believer, but the ones who have asked you to stick so rigidly to this rebellious religion are just taking advantage of you for their political agenda.”

I said, “If I may speak for myself: I have no other agenda but believing in the Bible. Since my childhood I have never had any other intention. This Bible is not new – my fathers and forefathers read it. I am reading the same Bible my grandfather read; the only difference is that he read it in Geez [old dialect] while I can read it in my language. He used to treat his Bible with special reverence and keep it in a sacred box, but I do not worry about handling mine. My grandfather went to church for fifty years but he didn’t understand the Bible; we know it better because it is in our language. If you are trying to take us back to the days of the older generation, then you cannot care about what is best for our country. Everything is changing and we have to adapt and move with the times. Each generation of inventors must bring new ideas, otherwise we will have nothing new and nothing will change or improve. In our generation, because we can understand the Bible, people are changing.”[1]

RESPONSE: Today I will trust the Lord for wisdom and words to answer those who challenge my faith.

PRAYER: Lord, give me grace to answer all challenges against You and Your Word with Your love and wisdom.

1. Helen Berhane, Song of the Nightingale, (Colorado Springs: Authentic Media, 2009), p. 72-73.

Women of the Bible - The Syrophoenician Woman

Her character: Though a Gentile, she addressed Jesus as "Lord, Son of David." Her great faith resulted in her daughter's deliverance.
Her sorrow: That her child was possessed by an evil spirit.
Her joy: That Jesus freed her daughter from spiritual bondage.
Key Scriptures: Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30

Her Story

Her body jerked and twisted, arms thrashing the air. Wide-eyed, the little girl spoke to ghosts her mother could not see, her face changing as rapidly as clouds in a sudden storm. Fear, surprise, and then a crazy kind of laughter, as though someone had stolen her soul. Dark hair stuck in gummy strands against her cheeks.

Her mother wondered what had become of the sweet child who had followed her like a puppy wherever she went. How she missed those soft kisses and the button nose that had nuzzled her cheek. She had hardly slept these last few nights for fear of what her daughter might do to herself. Neither of them, she thought, could stand much more.

Just that morning she had caught wind of a Jewish healer who, friends said, had come to Tyre hoping for relief from the crowds that mobbed him in Galilee. It didn't matter that Jews seldom mingled with Gentiles. She would go to him, beg his help, throw a fit herself if necessary. She would do whatever it took to get him to listen. It didn't take long to find him.

She approached Jesus, pleading, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."

But Jesus ignored the woman, making no reply.

Finally, his disciples said to Jesus, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us."

But Jesus knew it would not be that easy to get rid of her. The only way, in fact, would be to answer her prayer. He told them, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."

Hearing him, the woman fell at his feet again, imploring, "Lord, help me!"

Then Jesus turned and said, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."

But the woman would not give up. "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

"Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted," Jesus said.

So the Syrophoenician woman returned to her daughter, who was delivered from the evil spirit the very same hour that Jesus had spoken.

Scripture doesn't describe the little girl of this story in any detail; it says only that she was possessed by a demon. But judging from similar incidents, such as that of the Gerasene demoniac, whose story is told in Luke 8, or the little boy in Matthew 17, who kept throwing himself in the fire, the signs of demonic possession were probably both obvious and frightening.

But why did Jesus seem so rude to the poor woman, ignoring her request and then referring to her and her child as dogs?

His response may sound a little less harsh when you realize that the word he used for "dogs" was not the derisive one Jews ordinarily reserved for Gentiles. Instead, it was the term used for little dogs kept as pets. Jesus was also making it clear that his primary mission was to the Israelites. Had Jesus performed many healings and miracles in Tyre and Sidon, he would have risked the same kind of mob scenes he had just left behind in Galilee, thus inaugurating a ministry to the Gentiles in advance of his Father's timing.

The woman couldn't have known the reason for his silence, however, and it must have tested her faith. But rather than give up or take offense, she exercised her quick wit, revealing both a deep humility and a tenacious faith. It was a combination Jesus seemed unable to resist—fertile soil in which to grow a miracle. The Syrophoenician woman must have rejoiced that day to see the daughter she loved safe and sane, grateful for the life-giving bread that had fallen from the Master's table.

Her Promise

What possible promise can be found in a pagan woman whose little girl was possessed by an evil spirit? The Syrophoenician woman wouldn't have known what to do about her daughter had she not heard about Jesus. Somehow, she was given the faith to believe that he was capable of saving her child.

Evil spirits, unfortunately, are not creatures of a former age. We, too, must fight the evil powers in own lives. The difference now is that Jesus has won the ultimate victory on the cross. As believers, we share in his victory. He has given us authority over the evil forces that threaten us. We may still be fighting the battle, but, strange as it might sound, the victory is already won!

Girlfriends in God - Prioritize THIS Above Your List

Today’s Truth

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. (Proverbs 31:17 NIV)

Friend to Friend

Many of us check off neatly penciled boxes. Some draw lines through the tasks we’ve finished. A select few of us even add things to our lists after we’ve done something that wasn’t on our list … so we can mark it off! (I may or may not do this…) Some of us keep track in our heads, while others track progress of daily goals on paper, on a computer, or on an app.

At times I fluff my list. Instead of simply writing, "Do three loads of laundry," I’ll create twelve list items to check off that read:

  • Wash whites
  • Dry whites
  • Fold/hang whites
  • Put away whites
  • Wash colors
  • Dry colors
  • Fold/hang colors
  • Put away colors
  • Wash darks
  • Dry darks
  • Fold/hang darks
  • Put away darks
I just love to check boxes. I think it’s because I sincerely want to be a productive person. I want to feel like I’m accomplishing something. It's pretty much a daily struggle for me. As an optimist, I wake up anticipating that the seconds, minutes, and hours of each day will bend to cooperate with the demands of my list. And …it never works out that simply or efficiently.

You struggle with this too, right? Most of us feel frustrated and at times, overwhelmed by the abyss of a rarely satisfied to-do list. It’s exhausting. We face constant demands that call to us and vie for our attention. We sift through the essentials and the fire drills, then we go to bed, wake up, and do it all again.

The good news is that we don’t need to face our lists alone. God offers to come along side of us daily to provide the strength, perspective, and wisdom we need. He helps us prioritize our days when we turn to Him in prayer. In the Bible, we read of a woman who approached each day with God-power and God-perspective:

“She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks” (Proverbs 31:17, NIV).

Though this is an impressive statement about her work ethic, and though it seems this fictional woman dominates her daily to-do list, it’s important that we consider the source of her strength: God. At the end of the chapter, Scripture shows us that she “...fears the Lord...” (Proverbs 31:30, NIV). This means that she lives in awe of God. That she worships and prioritizes Him above all else. That the source of her strength is rooted in her dependence on and reverence of God.

Ours should be, too.

Your list looks different from mine. We have unique goals, friendships, jobs, responsibilities, and families. Whether you are in the work force, unemployed, or retired … or a stay-at-home mom, a single mom, or an empty nester … a wife, a widow, single, or divorced, God can and will give you the strength and guidance you need when you prioritize and revere Him.

Consider the following verses:

“Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?” (Galatians 3:3, NIV)

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31, NIV)

God will strengthen our arms for the tasks of today when we prioritize Him above the list. Let’s go to Him now and ask for direction, wisdom, renewal, and strength.

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, Please forgive me when I rush into a day without calling on You for my strength. I need you, Lord. Please prioritize my heart and my list today.
In Jesus’ Name I pray,

Now It’s Your Turn

Read Proverbs 31:25-26: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

How closely do you relate to the above verse? What steps need to be taken in your life to move toward a deeper dependence on God’s strength verses your own? Are you willing to go there? Take a moment to talk to God about it.

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Un Dia a la Vez - Jesús y la ley

Les aseguro que mientras existan el cielo y la tierra, ni una letra ni una tilde de la ley desaparecerán hasta que todo se haya cumplido. Mateo 5:18

Me gusta mucho que fuera el mismo Dios el que estableciera la ley y que dijera que la hizo para que no se quebrantara. Algo que Dios rechaza es la forma en que algunos fariseos, como se narra en la Biblia, cumplían la ley, pues lo hacían con fingimientos o la desobedecían en su interior. Dios dice que su Palabra se cumplirá en su totalidad. También dice que debemos cumplir la ley y enseñarla, para que de ese modo nos consideren grandes «en el reino de los cielos» (Mateo 5:19). Por eso, no tratemos de hacer una nueva ley para nuestra conveniencia.

Es lamentable que hoy en día haya muchas personas que cambien la Palabra de Dios a su manera y vivan en total desorden y desobediencia. Los cristianos debemos ser diferentes porque Dios estableció la ley de este mundo para que se obedezca:
  • La manutención de los hijos: Es la ley de Dios y del hombre.
  • No se toma mientras se maneja: Es la ley de Dios y del hombre.
  • Se multa a quien no use el cinturón de seguridad: Es la ley de Dios y del hombre.
Todas estas cosas son algunas de las leyes establecidas que no cumple un gran por ciento de la humanidad.

La ecuación es sencilla: Obediencia=Bendición.

Verse of the Day - October 24, 2016

Proverbs 9:10 (NIV) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Read all of Proverbs 9

Our Daily Bread - Choosing to Change

Read: Ezekiel 18:25–32 | Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 3–5; 1 Timothy 4

Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Ezekiel 18:31

When my son acquired a small robot, he had fun programming it to perform simple tasks. He could make it move forward, stop, and then retrace its steps. He could even get it to beep and replay recorded noises. The robot did exactly what my son told it to do. It never laughed spontaneously or veered off in an unplanned direction. It had no choice.

When God created humans, He didn’t make robots. God made us in His image, and this means we can think, reason, and make decisions. We’re able to choose between right and wrong. Even if we have made a habit of disobeying God, we can decide to redirect our lives.

When the ancient Israelites found themselves in trouble with God, He spoke to them through the prophet Ezekiel. Ezekiel said, “Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. . . . Get a new heart and a new spirit” (Ezek. 18:30–31).

This kind of change can begin with just one choice, empowered by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:13). It might mean saying no at a critical moment. No more gossip. No more greed. No more jealousy. No more ___________. (You fill in the blank.) If you know Jesus, you’re not a slave to sin. You can choose to change, and with God’s help, this personal revolution can start today.

Dear God, all things are possible with You. Through the power of Jesus’s resurrection help me to take the first step toward a life of greater devotion to You.

For a new start, ask God for a new heart.

© 2016 Our Daily Bread Ministries

Unser Täglich Brot - Veränderungswillig

Lesen: Hesekiel 18,25-32 | Die Bibel In Einem Jahr: Jeremia 3–5; 1.Timotheus 4

Werft von euch alle eure Übertretungen, die ihr begangen habt, und macht euch ein neues Herz und einen neuen Geist. (Hesekiel 18,31)

Mein Sohn hatte sich einen kleinen Roboter gekauft und programmierte ihn begeistert, damit er vorwärts laufen, anhalten und zurückgehen konnte. Er konnte ihn auch dazu bringen, zu piepen und Geräusche wiederzugeben, die er vorher aufgenommen hatte. Der Roboter tat genau das, was mein Sohn ihm befahl. Aber er lachte nie spontan drauflos oder lief einfach davon. Er konnte nicht frei entscheiden.

Gott schuf die Menschen nicht als Roboter, sondern als sein Ebenbild und das bedeutet, dass wir denken, überlegen und Entscheidungen treffen können. Wir können wählen zwischen richtig und falsch. Und selbst, wenn wir es uns zur Gewohnheit gemacht haben, Gott nicht zu folgen, können wir es uns immer noch anders überlegen.

Als die Israeliten Probleme hatten, sprach Gott zu ihnen durch den Propheten Hesekiel: „Kehrt um und kehrt euch ab von allen euren Übertretungen, damit ihr nicht durch sie in Schuld fallt . . . Macht euch ein neues Herz und einen neuen Geist“ (Hes. 18,30-31).

Eine solche Umkehr kann mit einer einzigen Entscheidung beginnen (Röm. 8,13), dass wir zum Beispiel im kritischen Moment Nein sagen. Nein zu Klatsch und Tratsch. Nein zur Gier. Nein zur Eifersucht. Nein zu ________________ (bitte ausfüllen). Wenn du Jesus kennst, bist du kein Sklave der Sünde. Du kannst dich ändern, wenn du willst, und das kann, mit Gottes Hilfe, heute beginnen.

Lieber Herr, bei dir sind alle Dinge möglich. Hilf mir durch die Kraft Jesu, heute den ersten Schritt zu einem Leben noch größerer Hingabe zu tun.

Für einen neuen Anfang bitte Gott um ein neues Herz.

© 2016 Unser Täglich Brot

Хлеб наш насущный - Решение меняться

Читать сейчас: Иезекииль 18:25-32 | Библия за год: Иеремия 3-5; Ефесянам 5:17-33

Отвергните от себя все грехи ваши, которыми согрешали вы, и сотворите себе новое сердце и новый дух. — Иезекииль 18:31

Моему сыну подарили маленького робота, и он с увлечением занялся его программированием. Робот двигался по заданной траектории, останавливался, возвращался назад. Кроме того, он умел издавать разные сигналы и повторять записанные звуки. Но при этом он делал только то, на что был запрограммирован. Он не мог издавать случайные звуки или пойти куда вздумается. Роботы не могут выбирать.

Создавая людей, Бог сотворил их по Своему образу и подобию. Это значит, что мы можем думать и принимать решения. Мы способны выбирать между добром и злом. И даже если непослушание Богу вошло у нас в привычку, мы можем перенаправить свою жизнь в новое русло.

Когда древние израильтяне окончательно отвернулись от Бога, Он послал к ним пророка Иезекииля, который объявил: «Покайтесь и обратитесь от всех преступлений ваших, чтобы нечестие не было вам преткновением... Сотворите себе новое сердце и новый дух. И зачем вам умирать, дом Израилев?» (Иез. 18:30-31).

Подобная перемена может начаться с единственного решения, вдохновленного Святым Духом (Рим. 8:13). Отказаться от сплетен. Перестать жадничать. Больше не ___________________ (заполните этот пробел сами). Если вы знаете Иисуса Христа, то вы больше не раб греха. С Божьей помощью эта личная революция может начаться прямо сегодня.

Боже, все возможно Тебе. Силой воскресения Христа помоги мне сделать первый шаг навстречу жизни большего посвящения Тебе.

Чтобы начать все заново, попросите у Бога новое сердце.

© 2016 Хлеб Наш Насущный

Notre Pain Quotidien - Choisir de changer

Lisez : Ézéchiel 18.25‑32 | La Bible en un an : Jérémie 3 – 5 et 1 Timothée 4

Rejetez loin de vous toutes les transgressions par lesquelles vous avez péché ; faites‑vous un coeur nouveau et un esprit nouveau. (Ézéchiel 18.31)

S’étant procuré un petit robot, mon fils s’est amusé à le programmer de manière à lui faire accomplir des tâches simples : le faire avancer, s’arrêter et revenir sur ses pas. Il pouvait même lui faire émettre des bips et produire des bruits enregistrés. Le robot faisait exactement ce que mon fils lui commandait. Il n’éclatait jamais de rire ni ne changeait de direction à l’improviste. Il n’avait pas le choix d’obéir.

En créant les êtres humains, Dieu n’a pas créé des robots. Il nous a faits à son image, ayant donc la faculté de réfléchir, de raisonner et de prendre des décisions. Nous sommes en mesure de choisir entre le bien et le mal. Même si nous avons pris l’habitude de désobéir à Dieu, nous sommes libres de faire prendre un virage à notre vie.

Lorsque les Israélites de l’Antiquité se sont attiré des ennuis auprès de Dieu, celui‑ci leur a parlé par l’intermédiaire du prophète Ézéchiel : « Revenez et détournez‑vous de toutes vos transgressions, afin que l’iniquité ne cause pas votre ruine. […] [Faites]‑vous un coeur nouveau et un esprit nouveau » (ÉZ 18.30,31).

Ce type de changement ne peut s’amorcer que par un choix, inspiré de l’Esprit (RO 8.13). P. ex. : dire non à un moment décisif, se fermer aux cancans, se refuser à l’avarice, à la jalousie ou à ___ (remplissez l’espace vide). Si vous connaissez Jésus, vous n’êtes plus esclave du péché, et donc libre de choisir de changer dès aujourd’hui.

Pour connaître un nouveau départ, demandez à Dieu un nouveau coeur.

© 2016 Ministères NPQ