Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020

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The Daily Lectionary
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020
Psalm 29; Job 39:26—40:5; John 14:25-26
(Revised Common Lectionary Year A)

Praise the glory of God
1  Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
     ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
     worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

3  The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
     the God of glory thunders,
     the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
4  The voice of the Lord is powerful;
     the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5  The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
     the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6  He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
     Sirion like a young wild ox.
7  The voice of the Lord strikes
     with flashes of lightning.
8  The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
     the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9  The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
     and strips the forests bare.
   And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
     the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
     the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Creation story from Job; Job’s response
39:26 “Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom
     and spread its wings toward the south?
27 Does the eagle soar at your command
     and build its nest on high?
28 It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night;
     a rocky crag is its stronghold.
29 From there it looks for food;
     its eyes detect it from afar.
30 Its young ones feast on blood,
     and where the slain are, there it is.”

40:1 The Lord said to Job:

2  “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him?
    Let him who accuses God answer him!”

3  Then Job answered the Lord:

4  “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you?
    I put my hand over my mouth.
5  I spoke once, but I have no answer—
    twice, but I will say no more.”

Father Son Spirit
14:25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

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The Daily Lectionary for WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020
Psalm 29; Job 39:26—40:5; John 14:25-26

The Daily Prayer for WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020

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The Daily Prayer
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020

Desert father Joseph of Panephysis said, “If you want to find rest here below, and hereafter, in all circumstances say, Who am I? and do not judge anyone.”

Lord Jesus Christ, set our sights on your kingdom this day that we may keep from false idols and tempting voices. You alone are God, who keeps us and directs our steps for your glory. Amen.

Verse of the Day for WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020

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Colossians 3:13
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
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Un dia a la Vez - Miércoles 10 de junio de 2020

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Semana de meditación:
¿Tu casa es un hotel?

Quiero triunfar en el camino de perfección: ¿Cuándo me visitarás? Quiero conducirme en mi propia casa con integridad de corazón.

Venimos analizando los diferentes tipos de hogares en los que quizá vivamos y sé que Dios nos está mostrando a cada uno lo que está mal y lo que debemos corregir con su ayuda. Tal parece que en la casa tipo hotel no vive nadie. Es posible que sean familias numerosas, pero como ninguno permanece allí, se asemeja más bien a un hotel. Cada uno tiene sus llaves y no hay un control de llegada ni de salida. La cocina en este hogar prácticamente no funciona, pues nunca se coincide en la casa a las horas de la comida.

Siempre que llega alguno de la familia, revisa si tiene mensajes y después se va a su habitación. Pueden pasar varios días sin verse a la cara los miembros de este tipo de hogar. Aquí en este hogar no hay koinonía, ni hay momentos para disfrutar en familia, muchísimo menos de orar, porque están muy ocupados.

En el hogar hotel no hay nadie que se preocupe por las necesidades de los demás a no ser que exista una emergencia que requiera la atención de todos sus huéspedes. Es un hogar muy frío donde se carece de la presencia de Dios.

¡Huy! ¿Habrá alguien que diga que así es su casa? ¿Que todo lo que se describe hoy es poco para el infierno en que vive?

Te recuerdo que Dios siempre tiene una oportunidad para ti. Solo necesitas un corazón arrepentido y entregarle al Señor esos errores. Entonces Él, con su amor, te dará un hogar como lo necesitan tus hijos. Un hogar en el que se respire a familia, a compartir la mesa y a orar juntos.

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¿Habrá alguien que diga que así es su casa?

Standing Strong Through the Storm - Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Jesus is our best example of dependence on the written Word of God. He quoted scripture repeatedly. When Satan tempted Him in the wilderness, for example, He quoted scripture in answer to each of Satan’s demands (Matthew 4:1-11). Jesus based His teaching on the Old Testament Scriptures and referred to them frequently for historical examples. It can be said that Jesus authenticated almost every book in the Old Testament by quoting from it at least once as divine authority!

It is especially interesting to note how Jesus used the scriptures after His death and resurrection. While walking with some followers on the road to Emmaus, He began “with Moses and all the Prophets” explaining “…to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself" (Luke 24:27).

The central place scripture held for the early church is evident throughout the book of Acts. Scripture was used to explain the events of Pentecost (Acts 2:16-21), to identify Jesus as the Messiah (2:25-28), to determine their reaction to persecution (4:23-26), to state the church’s position in the face of persecution (7:1-53), to preach Christ (8:29-35), and to determine how to accept Gentile believers (15:13-21).

There are literally hundreds of examples of New Testament Christians and the writers of the epistles using the Old Testament Scriptures to prove their positions. In fact, it is so basic to sound biblical teaching that it is still common in evangelical circles today. The Bible is our true source of divine knowledge.

Outside the city of Seoul, Korea stands the memorial to the martyrs of the Korean church. Interestingly, the first picture in the gallery is of a Welshman, R. J. Thomas. We learned about him earlier as he gave his life taking the Bible into northern Korea in 1866. The nephew of a scholar became a Christian by reading a gospel portion plastered on the compound wall of the man who killed Thomas. The young man reportedly helped a Scottish missionary, John Ross, make the first translation of the New Testament into Korean in Shenyang, China a mere twenty-five years later. This led to the first group of believers in the country of Korea even before foreign missionaries arrived. The Word of God is powerful!

RESPONSE: I will treasure God’s powerful and living Word, today.

PRAYER: Thank You Lord for the power of Your Word! May it impact North Korea anew in my generation.

Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

LHM Daily Devotions - June 10, 2020 - "No Need for a Re-Do"

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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"No Need for a Re-Do"

June 10, 2020

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

When I was in high school, I had a lot of friends who were non-denominational Christians. And there was one thing I noticed them really having a hard time with, and that was—well, I suppose we could call it "spinning their wheels." What I mean is this: they would go out in the morning all happy because Jesus had saved them from their sins through His death and resurrection. But then, during the day, they would commit some sin, as we all do daily, and they would worry. "Yes, Jesus forgives believers," they would think. "But am I really a believer? Did I really become a Christian? Or does this thing I've just done prove that I'm really just a hypocrite—that my faith was all a fake—that I'm not really forgiven, and God's probably still mad at me, and oh, dear, I've got to repent again," and it would all end in tears. They could not get off the hamster wheel of guilt.

Of course, there are a million things wrong with the mental dialogue my friends were having, and we don't have time to go into all of it. But in our reading for today, Paul focuses on just one—and that has to do with God's attitude toward us. Paul says, "God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." That is our starting point—not that we did anything, but that God loved us, and Jesus died to set us free from shame and guilt.

But there's more. What happens when we sin again—when we fall to some temptation to lust or gossip or hatred or jealousy? Have we just invalidated everything? No. Paul says, " Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood ...." Notice that "we have now been justified" is in the perfect verb tense. That's what we use, both in English and in Greek, for situations where something has happened (justification) and it has an ongoing effect. Our daily sins do not un-justify us. No, as Paul says, "much more shall we be saved by (Jesus) from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life."

Jesus lives forever, never to die again, and that is our ongoing salvation. That's why we never need to worry about God's attitude toward us, even after we've had a perfectly horrible day—when even we can't stand ourselves. What Jesus did at the cross and the empty tomb is done, and it stays done. Nothing can take us out of His hands. Jesus' life is eternal, and so is God's love and forgiveness for us.

THE PRAYER: Lord, help me to rest in Your unchanging love and kindness to me. Amen.

Reflection Questions:
1. What do you do when you're having a perfectly horrible day for any reason?

2. Do you ever worry about your faith or salvation? When?

3. What helps you at such times?
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What do you do when you're having a perfectly horrible day for any reason?

Devocional CPTLN del 10 de junio de 2020 - No hay necesidad de rehacerlo


ALIMENTO DIARIO

No hay necesidad de rehacerlo

10 de Junio de 2020

Porque a su debido tiempo, cuando aún éramos débiles, Cristo murió por los pecadores. Es difícil que alguien muera por un justo, aunque tal vez haya quien se atreva a morir por una persona buena. Pero Dios muestra su amor por nosotros en que, cuando aún éramos pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros. Con mucha más razón, ahora que ya hemos sido justificados en su sangre, seremos salvados del castigo por medio de él. Porque, si cuando éramos enemigos de Dios fuimos reconciliados con él mediante la muerte de su Hijo, mucho más ahora, que estamos reconciliados, seremos salvados por su vida. Y no sólo esto, sino que también nos regocijamos en Dios por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, por quien ahora hemos recibido la reconciliación.

En la escuela secundaria tenía muchos amigos que eran cristianos no confesionales y que a menudo vivían en lo que podrían llamar de "puerta giratoria". Lo que quiero decir es esto: por la mañana estaban felices porque Jesús los había salvado de sus pecados a través de su muerte y resurrección. Pero cuando durante el día cometían algún pecado, como todos lo hacemos a diario, se preocupaban pensando: "¿Seré realmente creyente? ¿O acaso esto que acabo de hacer demuestra que en realidad soy un hipócrita, que mi fe es falsa, que no estoy realmente perdonado y que Dios probablemente todavía está enojado conmigo?" Y todo terminaba en lágrimas. No podían salir de la puerta giratoria de la culpa y la incertidumbre.

Por supuesto que hay un millón de cosas que están mal con ese diálogo interno, y no tenemos tiempo para analizarlo todo. Pero en nuestra lectura de hoy, Pablo se enfoca en uno solo, que tiene que ver con la actitud de Dios hacia nosotros. Pablo dice: "Dios muestra su amor por nosotros en que, cuando aún éramos pecadores, Cristo murió por nosotros". Ese es nuestro punto de partida: no que nosotros hemos hecho algo, sino que Dios nos amó y Jesús murió para liberarnos de la vergüenza y la culpa.

Pero hay más. ¿Qué sucede cuando pecamos nuevamente, cuando caemos en la tentación de la lujuria, el chisme, el odio o los celos? ¿Acaso invalidamos todo? No. Pablo dice: "ahora que ya hemos sido justificados en su sangre...". Observe que "ahora que ya hemos sido justificados" está en el tiempo verbal perfecto. Eso es lo que usamos para las situaciones en las que algo ha sucedido (justificación) y tiene un efecto continuo.

Nuestros pecados diarios no nos justifican. No, como dice Pablo: "seremos salvados del castigo por medio de él [Jesús]. Porque, si cuando éramos enemigos de Dios fuimos reconciliados con él mediante la muerte de su Hijo, mucho más ahora, que estamos reconciliados, seremos salvados por su vida".

Jesús vive para siempre, para nunca volver a morir, y esa es nuestra salvación continua. Es por eso que nunca debemos preocuparnos por la actitud de Dios hacia nosotros, incluso después de haber tenido un día absolutamente horrible, incluso cuando no podemos soportarnos. Lo que Jesús hizo en la cruz y la tumba vacía está hecho y permanece hecho. Nada puede arrebatarnos de sus manos. La vida de Jesús es eterna, y también lo es el amor y el perdón de Dios por nosotros.

ORACIÓN: Señor, ayúdame a descansar en tu inmutable amor y bondad hacia mí. Amén.

Dra. Kari Vo

Para reflexionar:
* ¿Qué haces cuando tienes un día absolutamente horrible por alguna razón?

* ¿Alguna vez te preocupas por tu fe o salvación? ¿Qué te ayuda en esos momentos?
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¿Qué haces cuando tienes un día absolutamente horrible por alguna razón?

Ministérios Pão Diário - Uma recepção calorosa

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Uma recepção calorosa

Escritura de hoje: 1 Pedro 4:7-11
Bíblia em um ano: 2 Crônicas 34–36; João 19:1-22

Abram sua casa de bom grado para os que necessitam de um lugar para se hospedar.

—Quem vai abraçar todo mundo?

Essa foi uma das perguntas que o nosso amigo Estêvão fez depois que recebeu a notícia de que tinha câncer e percebeu que ficaria longe da igreja por um tempo. Estêvão é o tipo de pessoa que faz todo mundo sentir-se bem-vindo — com uma saudação amigável, um caloroso aperto de mãos e até um “abraço santo” em alguns — adaptando a colocação de Romanos 16:16, que diz: “Saúdem uns aos outros com beijo santo”.

E agora, enquanto oramos para que Deus cure o nosso amigo, ele está preocupado que, durante o tempo da cirurgia e do tratamento — e longe da igreja local por um tempo, sentiremos falta daquelas recepções calorosas.

Talvez nem todos sejamos talhados para saudar os outros tão calorosamente como ele o faz, mas o seu exemplo de cuidado é um bom lembrete a nós. Lemos na Bíblia para abrirmos nossa “casa de bom grado para os que necessitam de um lugar para se hospedar” ou de forma centrada no amor (1 Pedro 4:9; Filipenses 2:14). A hospitalidade no primeiro século incluía oferecer acomodações aos viajantes — e até isso sempre começa com uma saudação calorosa.

Ao interagirmos com os outros em amor, seja com um abraço ou apenas com um sorriso amigável, isso “…trará glória a Deus por meio de Jesus Cristo…” (v.11).

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Refletir & Orar
Senhor, ajuda-nos a representar-te perante os outros. Guia-nos a demonstrar hospitalidade de forma que mostre aos outros o Teu amor.
Quando praticamos a hospitalidade, compartilhamos a bondade de Deus.

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Estêvão é o tipo de pessoa que faz todo mundo sentir-se bem-vindo.