Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Daily Bible Readings for THURSDAY, October 29, 2020

 

The Daily Readings
THURSDAY, October 29, 2020
Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; Joshua 1:1-11; Romans 2:17-29
The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV)


Today’s Verse-of-the-Day:

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Many people accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and never learn how to live a life that honors Him. But Paul encourages us to turn ourselves over to God each day, lay our wills on the altar before Him, and ask Him to use us for His glory and the good of His people. In full trust and worship, we commit to obeying Him, knowing that the Lord knows how best to lead us—no matter what happens.

Today’s Readings:

Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37
Thanks for a beautiful land

1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
Commentary
In these verses, there is a reference to Egypt's deliverance, and perhaps that from Babylon: but the circumstances of travelers in those countries are also noted. It is scarcely possible to conceive the horrors suffered by the hapless traveler when crossing the trackless sands, exposed to the burning rays of the sun. The words describe their case whom the Lord has redeemed from the bondage of Satan, who pass through the world as a dangerous and dreary wilderness, often ready to faint through troubles, fears, and temptations. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, after God, and communion with him, shall be filled with the goodness of his house, both in grace and glory.

What surprising changes are often made in the affairs of men! Let the present desolate state of Judea and other countries explain this. If we look abroad in the world, we see many greatly increase, whose beginning was small. We see many who have thus suddenly risen, as suddenly brought to nothing. Worldly wealth is uncertain; often, those filled with it, where they are aware, lose it again. God has many ways of making men poor. The righteous shall rejoice. It shall fully convince all those who deny the Divine Providence. When sinners see how justly God takes away the gifts they have abused, they will not have a word to say. It is of great use to us to be fully assured of God's goodness and duly affected with it. It is our wisdom to mind our duty and to refer our comfort to him. A truly wise person will treasure in his heart this delightful psalm. From it, he will fully understand the weakness and wretchedness of man, and the power and loving-kindness of God, not for our merit, but for his mercy's sake.


Joshua 1:1-11
God commissions Joshua

1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,

2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it.
Commentary
Joshua had attended upon Moses. He, who was called to honor, had been long used to business. Our Lord Jesus took upon him the form of a servant. Joshua was trained up under command. Those are fittest to rule, who have learned to obey. The removal of useful men should quicken survivors to be more diligent in doing good. Arise, go over Jordan. At this place and at this time, the banks were overflowed. Joshua had no bridge or boats, yet he must believe that God, having ordered the people over, would open a way.

Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. Joshua must himself be under command; no man's dignity or dominion sets him above the law of God. He is to encourage himself with the promise and presence of God. Let not the sense of thine own infirmities dishearten thee; God is all-sufficient. I have commanded, called, and commissioned thee to do it, and will be sure to bear thee out in it. When we are in the way of duty, we have reason to be strong and very bold. As Joshua here, our Lord Jesus was borne up under his sufferings by a regard to the will of God and the commandment from his Father.

Joshua says to the people, Ye shall pass over Jordan, and shall possess the land; because God had said so to him. We honor the truth of God when we stagger not at the promise of God. The two tribes and a half were to go over Jordan with their brethren. When God, by his providence, has given us rest, we ought to consider what service we may do to our brethren.


Romans 2:17-29
Real circumcision a matter of the heart

2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Commentary
The apostle directs his discourse to the Jews and shows their sins, notwithstanding their profession and vain pretensions. A believing, humble, thankful glorying in God is the root and sum of all religions. But proud, vain-glorious boasting in God, and in the outward profession of his name, is the root and sum of all hypocrisy. Spiritual pride is the most dangerous of all kinds of pride. A great evil of the sins professors is the dishonor done to God and religion by their not living according to their profession. Many despise their more ignorant neighbors who rest in a deadly form of godliness. Yet, they trust in the way of knowledge, equally void of life and power, while some glory in the gospel, whose unholy lives dishonor God and cause his name to be blasphemed.

No forms, ordinances, or notions can profit without regenerating grace, which will always lead to seeking an interest in the righteousness of God by faith. For he is no more a Christian now than he was really a Jew of old, who is only one outwardly: neither is that baptism, which is outward in the flesh: but he is the real Christian, who is inwardly a true believer, with an obedient faith. And the true baptism is that of the heart, by the washing of regeneration and the renewal of the Holy Ghost, bringing a spiritual frame of mind and a willing following of truth in its holy ways. Let us pray that we may be made real Christians, not outwardly, but inwardly; in the heart and spirit, not in the letter; baptized, not with water only, but with the Holy Ghost; and let our praise be, not of men, but of God.

Whether we realize it or not, unbelievers are watching us—how we conduct ourselves and how we treat others. God intends for what they see in us to attract them to Himself (Matt. 5:16). Unfortunately, when we foolishly disobey the Lord, the opposite often happens. How do others respond to God because of your example?



The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel lessons are from The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV).

The Daily Bible Readings are selected from the Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, a three-year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year A. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2020, we will be in Year B. The year which ended at Advent 2019 was Year C. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts. www.commontexts.org
The Daily Readings for THURSDAY, October 29, 2020
Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; Joshua 1:1-11; Romans 2:17-29 (KJV)

Prayer of the Day for THURSDAY, October 29, 2020

 

Prayer of the Day
THURSDAY, October 29, 2020


Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.

Dear Father in heaven, how lovingly you have thought of us! How much good you let us experience again and again! So our hearts are happy, and we go to rest this night full of joy and thanks because we are your children. Our thanks and joy shall be our service to you day and night. More than this you do not ask, and in this we will be faithful. We want to be joyful and to be glad for our lives. Even when we face dark hours, O Lord our God, we are filled with hope that brings us joy for the future as well as for the present, with assurance that your salvation is coming. We rejoice in what you give us already today. Amen.

Verse of the Day for THURSDAY, October 29, 2020

 

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
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Ichthus Ministries Daily Devotions — Poor in Spirit, Rich in God

 

Poor in Spirit, Rich in God

Seeing the crowds, He (Jesus) went up on the mountain, and when He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

I have to admit that this phrase, "poor in spirit," puzzles me. What exactly does it mean? It certainly doesn't refer to people who have no spirit—to people who are listless, cowardly, lacking in pep. From what Jesus says, it must be a good thing to be "poor in spirit." He calls it "blessed," and promises a great reward.

So what is it?

It reminds me of when Jesus put a child in the midst of His disciples and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3-4). As anyone knows who has raised a child, they have a lot of faults. But one thing children know is that they are needy—weak, poor, unable to take care of themselves. That's why they cling so strongly to adults. They know they need help, and they're not ashamed to admit it.

Being poor in spirit seems to me to be much the same thing. I admit that I need help—that spiritually I am poor, weak, and needy, just like a child. And then I cling to Jesus, with all my strength.

Of course, this is not something I can do alone. I need the Holy Spirit's help for this—because nobody wants to admit to weakness, especially in public. But the Holy Spirit helps me see the truth about myself. I really am poor—in spirit, and in many other ways. And then He leads me to the One who can fix all that—to Jesus, my Savior and my King.

Jesus sees the truth about me, too. But He doesn't ridicule me or send me away. Instead, He opens His kingdom to me. He gives up His own life for me by dying on a cross. He rises from the dead, and shares His eternal life with me. He gives me Himself—so that now I am truly rich. Now I have not just the kingdom of heaven, but the King Himself. What a wonderful gift!

Dear Father, thank You for Your Son Jesus. Amen.

Dr. Kari Vo

Reflection Questions:
1. Do you ever feel the need to look stronger and more confident than you really are?

2. How does it make you feel to realize that God sees the truth—and loves you anyway?

3. Why do you think the so-called "rich in spirit" cannot inherit the kingdom of God?
Use these devotions in your newsletter and bulletin! Used by permission; all rights reserved by the Int'l LLL (LHM).
I have to admit that this phrase, "poor in spirit," puzzles me. What exactly does it mean?

Standing Strong Through the Storm — WALKING BY FAITH

 

WALKING BY FAITH

For we live by faith, not by sight.

Brother Wei from South-east Asia tells his story to a staff member of Open Doors. He is too shy to look at him directly. While he is speaking, he keeps his eyes lowered.

I’m forty-one years old, and I’m a simple rice farmer. Twenty years ago, I became a Christian, and in the past years, I’ve been in prison thirteen times because of my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The last time I was in a notorious prison, surrounded by a moat. In order to torment the prisoners, we were given rice mixed with sand. There were no toilets - we just had to find a spot somewhere.

I was arrested because I believed in Jesus, and because I was active as a preacher. The punishment for this “crime” was two and a half years in prison, but I could be released sooner if I renounced my faith.

The guards constantly tried to force me to deny my faith. I was to sign a form that stated that I had “voluntarily renounced my faith” and that I would “no longer attend meetings.” I was bound hand and foot and beaten, but I refused to deny my faith. My fellow prisoners mocked me and swore at me. They called me the “Jesus man.” I wasn’t allowed a Bible, and if I was caught praying, I was beaten.

After my release, as a result of the abuse, I could no longer walk fast or run. Sometimes I could no longer find the words to describe something.

Once I was back in our village, I heard that we had to leave because we hadn’t been granted permission to go on living there. We were not allocated any land to work, the children were no longer allowed to go to school, and the hospital was no longer willing to help us. Then we left and went to another district, where we had to start over again.

When the Open Doors worker asked him how he had been able to endure all this persecution, Brother Wei said, “I don’t trust in what eyes can see, but I’ve put my trust in the Eternal, the Lord Jesus.”

RESPONSE: Today, I will persevere through the challenges that come my way with faith in the Eternal God.

PRAYER: Pray that all Christians being persecuted today will respond with this strong faith!


Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.
Brother Wei from South-east Asia tells his story to a staff member of Open Doors. He is too shy to look at him directly. While he is speaking, he keeps his eyes lowered.

Men's Devotional Bible — TV Dinner or Pot Pie?

 

TV Dinner or Pot Pie?

Psalm 96:1–13

Recommended Reading: 2 Chronicles 16:9; Psalm 37:5; Jeremiah 2:12–13; Matthew 22:37–40

When was the last time you ate a frozen TV dinner? If you’re old enough, you may remember those early meals sold in an aluminum tray and marketed by the Swanson® company in the mid-1950s. If you’ve had one lately, you’re probably well aware that this idea has been adapted for the microwave. Separate compartments house different components of the entrée, and after a few minutes, these “nuked” delicacies are ready to savor—from corn to chicken to a brownie for dessert. Delicious! Or so some folks say.

The frozen dinner is an appropriate image for guys—and not just because it keeps us from having to cook. Men often try to compartmentalize their lives—much like a frozen dinner. As most men are wired to think in a linear fashion, this kind of separation usually works nicely: The job goes in one tray compartment. Put the family in another. Friends and extended family in another. And sometimes God is relegated to the dessert compartment—the smallest one in the tray that gets attention only for an hour or so on Sunday.

But another idea surfaced around the same time as the TV dinner, which we could look at as a new representation for our lives as men. The “pot pie” is a more realistic image for life. Inside the flaky crust is a (typically scalding) combination of food groups—it’s nearly impossible to separate the different parts of the pie from each other.

Consider the point of this culinary conversation: Life doesn’t fit into neat compartments. The psalmist illustrates this in his writing when he charges the sum of God’s creation to praise God. The earth, sea, land, stars, trees, forests, fields—everything! All of creation rejoices because of God’s deeds, his splendor, and majesty, his strength, and glory.

Now, let’s flip that around. Consider your life—every aspect of it. Does it all belong to God? Does it all praise God?

Chances are you’re going to say no. That’s okay because today is a new day! Maybe you struggle to believe that God cares about your finances, the challenges you face at work, or your struggles with sin. But he does! Life works best when you stop making God an add-on to your days—something to consider once a week before moving on. He longs to be brought into the discussion, to permeate every aspect of your life. Like sauce in a pot pie, once you allow him to cover every aspect of your life, you’ll discover a richer and more satisfying daily experience.


To Take Away
  • In what areas of life are you experiencing specific problems right now?
  • Are you struggling with any areas that you’re hiding from God right now? Why?
  • What would it look like for God to help you with these issues? Take the time to talk to God and ask him for his help.
When was the last time you ate a frozen TV dinner?

John Piper Devotional — Sickness, Sin, or Sabotage

 

Sickness, Sin, or Sabotage

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.

If it is lived earnestly by faith in the pursuit of God’s glory and the salvation of others, all of life is like the Christian who goes to the disease-ridden village. The suffering that comes is part of the price of living where you are in obedience to the call of God.

In choosing to follow Christ in the way he directs, we choose all that this path includes under his sovereign providence. Thus, all suffering that comes in the path of obedience is suffering with Christ and for Christ—whether it is cancer or conflict.

And it is “chosen”—that is, we willingly take the path of obedience where the suffering befalls us, and we do not murmur against God. We may pray—as Paul did—that the suffering is removed (2 Corinthians 12:8), but if God wills, we embrace it in the end as part of the cost of discipleship in the path of obedience on the way to heaven.

All experiences of suffering in the path of Christian obedience, whether from persecution or sickness or accident, have this in common: They all threaten our faith in the goodness of God and tempt us to leave the path of obedience.

Therefore, every triumph of faith and all perseverance in obedience are testimonies to the goodness of God and the preciousness of Christ—whether the enemy is sickness, Satan, sin, or sabotage. Therefore, all suffering, of every kind, that we endure in the path of our Christian calling is a suffering “with Christ” and “for Christ.”

With him, in the sense that the suffering comes to us as we are walking with him by faith and in the sense that it is endured in the strength, He supplies through his sympathizing high-priestly ministry (Hebrews 4:15).

For him in the sense that the suffering tests and proves our allegiance to his goodness and power and in the sense that it reveals his worth as an all-sufficient compensation and prize.

If it is lived earnestly by faith in the pursuit of God’s glory and the salvation of others, all of life is like the Christian who goes to the disease-ridden village.

Un dia a la Vez — El amor hacia los enemigos

 

El amor hacia los enemigos

Amen a sus enemigos, hagan bien a quienes los odian, bendigan a quienes los maldicen, oren por quienes los maltratan.

El mandato de Dios de amar a los que nos han hecho daño y perdonar a los que nos ofenden, trae bendición a nuestra vida.

¿Te imaginas que aparte de perdonar debemos orar por ellos y bendecirlos? Ya sé lo que quizá estés pensando: «¿Pero cómo se le puede ocurrir a ella decir eso?». No te asombres, eso es lo que dejó estipulado el Señor Jesús. Así que, debes creerlo.

Cuando entramos en ese plan de obedecer a Dios, comienzas a recibir un cambio en tu ser, pues el odio y la falta de perdón crean raíces de amargura que hasta nos enferman. Es más, esto es lo que el rencor trae como resultado en el ser humano. Por eso Dios nos da la oportunidad de que conozcamos la verdad y luego nos hace libres.

Amar a los amigos es muy fácil, pero Dios quiere que apliquemos lo más difícil: Amar a los enemigos. De esta manera honraremos a Dios.


Un Día a la Vez Copyright © by Claudia Pinzón
El mandato de Dios de amar a los que nos han hecho daño y perdonar a los que nos ofenden, trae bendición a nuestra vida.

Devocional CPTLN — Pobre en espíritu, rico en Dios

 

Pobre en espíritu, rico en Dios

Cuando Jesús vio a la multitud, subió al monte y se sentó. Entonces sus discípulos se le acercaron, y él comenzó a enseñarles diciendo: «Bienaventurados los pobres en espíritu, porque de ellos es el reino de los cielos.

Tengo que admitir que la frase "pobres en espíritu" me desconcierta. ¿Qué significa exactamente? Ciertamente no se refiere a personas que no tienen espíritu, a personas apáticas, cobardes o carentes de ánimo. Por lo que dice Jesús, debe ser bueno ser "pobre en espíritu", pues lo llama "bendito" y promete una gran recompensa.

Entonces, ¿a qué se refiere?

Me recuerda cuando Jesús puso a un niño en medio de sus discípulos y dijo: "De cierto les digo, que si ustedes no cambian y se vuelven como niños, no entrarán en el reino de los cielos. Así que, cualquiera que se humilla como este niño es el mayor en el reino de los cielos" (Mateo 18:3-4). Quien ha criado a un niño sabe que los niños tienen muchos defectos. Pero una cosa que los niños saben es que son necesitados: son débiles e incapaces de cuidar de sí mismos. Por eso es que se aferran con tanta fuerza a los adultos. Saben que necesitan ayuda y no se avergüenzan de admitirlo.

Ser pobre en espíritu me parece lo mismo. Admito que necesito ayuda, que espiritualmente soy pobre, débil y necesitada, como un niño. Entonces me aferro a Jesús con todas mis fuerzas.

Por supuesto que esto no es algo que pueda hacer sola. Necesito la ayuda del Espíritu Santo para esto, porque nadie quiere admitir su debilidad, especialmente en público. Pero el Espíritu Santo me ayuda a ver la verdad sobre mí. Realmente soy pobre, de espíritu y de muchas otras formas. Y luego me lleva a Aquel que puede arreglar todo eso: a Jesús, mi Salvador y mi Rey.

Jesús también ve la verdad sobre mí. Pero Él no me ridiculiza ni me despide. En cambio, me abre su reino. Él da su vida por mí al morir en una cruz. Él resucita de entre los muertos y comparte su vida eterna conmigo. Él se da a sí mismo, de modo que ahora soy verdaderamente rica. Ahora no solo tengo el reino de los cielos, sino al Rey mismo. ¡Qué regalo tan maravilloso!

ORACIÓN: Querido Padre, gracias por tu Hijo Jesús. Amén.

Dra. Kari Vo

Para reflexionar:
* ¿Cómo te hace sentir el saber que Dios ve la verdad y te ama de todos modos?

* ¿Por qué crees que los llamados "ricos en espíritu" no pueden heredar el reino de Dios?
© Copyright 2020 Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones. Que a través de estos devocionales, la Palabra de Dios te refresque en tu diario caminar.
Tengo que admitir que la frase "pobres en espíritu" me desconcierta. ¿Qué significa exactamente?

Хлеб наш насущный — Руки дальнобойщика

 

Руки дальнобойщика

Читать сейчас: Римлянам 12:3-8 | Библия за год: Иеремии 18-19; Филиппийцам 4

И как, по данной нам благодати, имеем различные дарования... благотворитель ли, благотвори с радушием.

Новость была шокирующей. Уже переживший рак простаты, мой отец узнал, что теперь у него рак поджелудочной железы. Усложняло ситуацию еще и то, что отец ухаживал за мамой, которая сама страдала от хронической болезни. Теперь им обоим требовалась забота. Грядущие дни обещали быть трудными.

Я прилетел к ним и в воскресенье посетил церковь, к которой они принадлежали. Там ко мне подошел человек по имени Гельмут и сказал, что хочет помочь. Два дня спустя Гельмут пришел к нам со списком. «Во время химиотерапии вам потребуются эти продукты, – сказал он. – Я организую доставку. Что насчет газона? Могу покосить. И по каким дням забирают мусор?» Раньше Гельмут работал водителем-дальнобойщиком, а теперь уже был на пенсии. Но для нас он стал ангелом. Мы узнали, что он часто помогал людям – одиноким матерям, бездомным, пожилым.

Все верующие во Христа призваны помогать другим (Лк. 10:25-37), однако у некоторых к этому особый талант. Апостол Павел называет его даром благотворительности (Рим. 12:8). Люди с этим даром замечают нужды других, организуют практическую помощь и могут служить долгое время, не уставая. Движимые Святым Духом, они в теле Христа являются руками, которые нежно прикасаются к нашим ранам (ст. 4-5).

Недавно у папы начался курс химиотерапии. Гельмут отвез его в больницу. Вечером холодильник родителей был набит продуктами. Божья милость руками дальнобойщика.
Какие у вас духовные дары? (Если вы не знаете, прочитайте Рим. 12:3-8; 1 Кор. 12; Еф. 4:7-13). Как вы используете их в служении людям?

Небесный Отец, помоги мне быть милостивым, чтобы искренне и действенно служить нуждающимся, открывая им Тебя.

автор: Шеридан Войси

© 2020 Хлеб Наш Насущный
Новость была шокирующей. Грядущие дни обещали быть трудными.