Thursday, June 30, 2016
As His children we are to share the gospel and love others, when they trouble us or hurt us or even kill us, God tells us here it is not for us to worry about He will take care of it!
2 Thessalonians 1:2-10 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
Be about the Father’s business brothers and sisters, He will handle everything else in due time! Remember though our desire should not be destruction of our enemies though but of them coming to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Read this verse in a devotion this morning: 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
Wow! Now make sure you get the order right. Faith in Jesus Christ is what gives eternal life. Then proof of that faith is loving others especially brothers and sisters in Christ. If you don’t love others then that is a sign of a heart problem with God for He is love and demonstrated love to us and expects us to love others!
So do have proof you are in Christ? Love for others is that proof! Chew on that today!