Meditatiion

01/11/2021

And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord. The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh his chariots and his horsemen. He made the wheels of their chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, ‘Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.’ ( 14:4,18, 25)

Beloved, even as God judges a people who reject His gracious salvation, He brings glory to Himself.

The redemption of people always bring glory to God and makes others aware of His greatness and grace. God’s people should engage in witnessing; therefore, leading others to Jesus Christ, that God may be glorified. This the supreme motive to evangelize and share Christ.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, it is our duty and responsibility to evangelize for God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Abba You planned this effort and it was given to us to participate in bring glory not ourselves; rather to bring God all the glory. This is our prayer today, that we are serving you in the manner we are supposed to be doing. Your are our God and always will be. Let our efforts bring upon You all the glory. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Nothing I do to punish another for hurting me, brings me healing.

KNOWING GOD:

And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.” (1st Kings8:5960)

If we but go out and witness to our own efforts to bring you salvation and mercy, essentially taking credit for God’s provision of the power to greet others in his name, then we have done a disservice to Him and to ourselves. We were sent by Him to greet people in the name of God, and to bring them a message of hope, of mercy, and of salvation.

In truth, we have been sent to bring the good news that there is only One God and He has sent you to deliver the message of hope as God loves us, but wants us to love and serve him back. Our words and actions speak to other people of the truth of what we believe about Him and all that He has promised to us. We honor Him by witnessing to others of what He has done in and through our lives.

I AM:

They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the Lord’s majesty. Therefore in the east give gory to the Lord; exalt the name of he Lord, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we hear singing: ‘Glory o the Righteous One.’ But I said, ‘I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray! With treachery the treacherous betray!’” (Isaiah24:14-16)

When people realize the goodness and majesty of the Lord, they ‘Shout’ in praise. This incites others to give glory to God.

Finally the ends of the earth hear songs of praise. When nations truly know the Lord, they praise Him, and He is glorified. Thus we are to tell of His majesty and glory—that is true evangelism.

SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—-even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ.” (1st Corinthians10:31-33)

The highest motive in Christian evangelization is to bring glory to God. This motivation will so affect our life-style that we will never cause anyone to stumble because of our actions or ambitions. It will move us to self-giving for Gods glory and the good of all people. The bestgood we bring to all people is to help them accept Jesus as Savior and thus find life.

Many sacrificial demands are necessary to evangelize effectively. Although we have freedom in Christ Jesus, love for the lost world constrains us to assume the servant role and be willing to become all things to all people to win them to Christ. We serve their needs rather than asserting our rights. We must identify with people, sacrifice our own pleasure, and pour ourselves out to them if we are to point them toward Jesus Christ.

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