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Faith in the Lord: Serving his will

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by Brotherly Spirit, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Brotherly Spirit

    Brotherly Spirit Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's a new day each morning as I prepare myself. I read Luke 19:1-27; how Jesus had mercy to the tax collector who came to him, while others judged him as a sinner and Jesus with him.

    Than a parable is told about a master who went away to establish a kingdom. He had called servants to him and provided them with money while he was gone to do business. When he returned the first had earned ten, the second five, and the third zero. The difference separating the previous two from the third is what they did with it and the reason he didn't. By his own reasoning he was faithless, judging for himself and was condemned accordingly. Luke 19:21-22

    I'm reminded how easy it is to have judgements and condemnations. It's reasoning for ourselves to serve our will that leads to both for us. Not only to ourselves by what's in our hearts, but to others too. The way to have mercy and forgiveness is faith in him by his will, the more we humble ourselves to grow by his word to serve him; the more mercy and forgiveness he'll have for us as we do with patience. Just as he is with us given our faith to have his blessings, we should by his will live accordingly to each other. Luke 19:16-22

    Through this day let me have faith in the Lord's spirit. To be moved by his will honoring all that he is to me. Not holding back selfishly with reasons motivated by my own judgement, no matter how convenient or obvious to me at the moment. But to keep him in mind having him in my heart to thoughtful and heartfelt to give everything I have to him. Then knowing him to trust he loves me no matter what and my love for him is enough.
     
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    _-iconoclast-_ I live by faith in the Son of God.

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    Hello saint. :)

    Thank you for this post. The last paragraph is pure gold. :)

    God bless you my brother
     
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    How some people use their money for the needy:

    Matt 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

    32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

    33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

    34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

    35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

    36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

    37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

    38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

    39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

    40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

    And how some rich people ignore the poor Lazarus which represents Jesus Himself:
    Matt 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

    42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

    43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
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  4. Brotherly Spirit

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    Thanks for the reminder of recently read Luke 16:19-31, I think it also ties into Exodus 11. Which compares those who are repentant serving the will of the Lord to those who aren't. (Luke 16:29-31, Exodus 11:6-7)

    Once I've started reading both Testaments and having fellowship here, it's been easier to understand him. The only way to the truth is him, the Son of God, and Christ our Lord and Savior. Accepting him in our hearts denying ourselves, to serve him and those of him before ourselves. Having Jesus in mind leads us to the Father, God of the Old Testament; it's through him we're lead in the Holy Spirit, Church of Christ (also body of Christ).

    It's about loving God and each other. The Greatest Commandment - (Has a video too, a site with Bible videos/verses):

    29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

    30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

    31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
     
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    Not easy serving our Lord being human. We have imperfections and often reminded about them. Some are even impossible to change. But what we can change is possible for us. Least it is if we confess to ourselves with honesty by admitting to him. It frees from the death grip of denial and the death spiral of judgment condemning ourselves and those around us. (Luke 20:7-8)

    This is the good news, God's word is given to us; for us to know and understand him. (Luke 20:13) The Lord is merciful forgiving sins if we accept it, having faith believing he's always there. He's only lost to us when we deny him, rejecting his love. (Luke 20:5-8, Luke 20:13-16)

    Let us honor our Lord by giving all authority that belongs to him. Confess without hypocrisy our lack of perfection, including knowledge and wisdom that are his. Leave judgment of ourselves and others to him, as he's more understanding of who we are and what we need. (Luke 20:4-6)
     
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