“Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, and so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of he Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” (Genesis18:18-19)
God created His people to be a blessing for others. The evangelistic call has always been central to the identify of God’s people. Through Abraham seed came the promised Savior, Jesus Christ. He lived out Israel’s calling. In Him all the nations shall be blessed. Blessing is a result of salvation.
Following God’s moral expectations always carries the responsibilities of conveying those expectations to one’s family. Our moral development begins through family habits and expectations long before we can learn God’s expectations through reading His Word. His expectations are not unreasonable demands of a tyrant. They are the perfect guidelines of the heavenly Father leading to righteousness and justice.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Precious Abba, each generation has its issues that come up and cause pain and suffering regarding family, friends, and neighbors. It is our responsibility to pray and reach out to all that we come into contact with, that first lets them know that we care for them, and it also assures them that they are in our prayers. This kind of comfort cost us nothing, yet I assure you it gives comfort that you may not see, but is welcomed and appreciated. For it is in Jesus precious name that we pray this. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“Tomorrow is uncertain but forever is for sure!”
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun.” (Psalm19:1-4)
God’s great deeds and judgments are known everywhere. There is an innate awareness in everyone that God is just and is o be sought. People can see the results of God’s great redemptive deeds all around them.
This fact forms a basis for appeal and creates an openness for people to receive God’s salvation for themselves. In most instances, believers can assume this wen they witness for Christ Jesus.
“For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not your? Indeed, you are our glory and joy.” (1st Thessalonians2:19–20)
From the believer’s perspective, the greatest part of Chris’s final coming will be people let to Christ through our testimony.
Saved people are the fruit and reward of faithful evangelism. Seeing people saved is the joy and glory of those who faithfully witness—in this life and in the one to come!
SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:
“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew10:32–33)
Jesus was aware of an intimate relationship with His Heavenly Father and He was also aware of His of His own power and importance. Final judgment will depend on Jesus’ word to the Father concerning each person. Total allegiance to Him and total commitment to His way of life are the criteria for judgment. Those who acknowledge Christ before others will be acknowledged by Him to the Father. Jesus expects disciples to make their faith public knowledge.
Witnessing reveals our relationship to Christ. Christ left no place for secret disciples. Faith confesses Christ publicly and gains eternal rewards. Without the genuine faith that causes people to witness, we cannot expect God’s gracious rewards.