Meditation

06/24/2021

Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. ” (Job 13:15)

The bright prospect of hope in the New Testament rests on the resurrection of Jesus. His resurrection gives us assurance that we will be raised from the dead. For Job there was not such a firm basis of hope. As he argued with his friends, his hope waned at times. Occasionally, it seemed to ruse up in confidence, as in this verse.

It burned brightest in 19:25-27 and lowest in 14:7-12. Only the full revelation of the Redeemer’s resurrection and final triumph brought in the full measure of hope for human hearts.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, as noted the strength of the New Testament was in the fulfillment of the resurrection, whereas in Job’s situation, the promise of the resurrection was cause for hope. Job’s friends seemed to strive towards his being at fault and it may have been in his wavering hope. We have the hope promised to us, through Jesus’ acts on our behalf to fulfill prophecy, but also to confirm God’s Word as true as ever. It is in this that we praise Jesus’ precious name and that we pray Your will is done. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

What’s love go to do with it? Everything!”

KNOWING GOD:

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

Believers have a secure future hope because we have experienced God’s love in Christ Jesus. Within this relationship neither the crisis of death nor the calamities of life, neither spirit being that are good nor those that are evil, neither anything in time nor in space, in fact, nothing in all the created order can interrupt or sever the believer’s ties with God forged by His redeeming love. I pray you all believe this truth.

I AM:

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints—-the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that yo have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel.” (Colossians 1:3-5)

The ultimate purpose of the gospel is to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ and lead them to grow and mature in that relationship. God’s concern is not only for the salvation of the lost but also for the regular spiritual growth of the saved. The failure to grow spiritually often produces theological and moral heresy. The proclamation of the gospel is God’s safeguard for believers intended to encourage us in spiritual growth and perseverance. Beloved hope that is anchored in the glories of heaven inspires faith and love for present living. The basis of future, heavenly hope is the good news of the Word of truth.

SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:

And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him as his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.” (1st John 2:28-29)

Confidence before the Lord at His return is the result of a life live in union or fellowship with Him. The goal of Christian living should be that of being able to meet the Lord without shame. God is righteous, meaning that He not only opposes what is evil but is the source of what is right. He actively seeks to make His people righteous. Righteous lives reveal to God at work in and through you.

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