HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-God offers real love but he won't give you the genuine until you surrender the imitation-
2-The root of jealousy is distrust-
3-The consequences of envy are-loneliness, sickness and violence-
4-God may withhold what we desire in order to give us what we need-
5-Jealousy is eclipsed by gratitude as we surrender our will to Jesus-
STRANGE THOUGHT-social sciences-
I'VE LEARNED-Sin is basically a deception-
DID YOU KNOW-Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Who baptized Paul?
2-How long of a time was it from Paul's on the road experience till he started preaching the gospel?
3-Paul returned to Jerusalem where he was persecuted by the Jewish authorities. He was rescued by Roman troops who imprisoned him for two years. Paul appealed to put his case before the emperor. Why did he want to go before the ferociously anti Christian madman Nero?
4-What was the result of Paul's appeal to Nero or his ultimate fate? Why doesn't scripture say?
5-Both Paul and Peter disappear from the scripture without specific word as to what happened to them. Why the silence?
BIBLE TRIVIA-This new testament passage is from what old testament book-"By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see,
And not perceive" Matthew 13:14
Answer for today Isaiah 6:9
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY Luke 13:29-30
29 People will come from the east, west, north, and south and will sit down at the table in the kingdom of God. 30 There are those who are last now who will be first in the future. And there are those who are first now who will be last in the future.”
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Merciful Father, we confess that we can be impatient and judgmental toward those who reject You time and again. We’ve come to realize that we can’t live without You but the unbeliever feels he or she has no need for You. It seems we’re worlds apart in our outlook. Use this passage from Jude to speak to our hearts about applying Your mercy to those who are not of the faith. They do not see through eyes of faith, but are blinded to spiritual truth. Jude also reminds us that while we must embrace the sinner in mercy and love, we must never embrace or endorse the sin. The allurement to sin is always before us, so we ask You to keep us safe, as we set up safeguards, while reaching out to those caught in sin’s entrapment. Father, we don’t want to be complacent but want to be spiritually burdened with the critical need of reaching those who doubt the Gospel message of salvation. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.