“Now is the day of salvation” 2 Cor 6.2
What day is not a day to be saved?
What hour cannot the time be right?
And when can God’s demands be waived?
Is darkness ever better than light?
What lame excuse is worth the soul?
What passions are we willing to rule?
When Jesus opens judgment’s scroll,
Will we be glad we played the fool?
Will we despise the cleansing blood,
Raise Christ again upon the cross?
If we refuse the Savior as Lord,
Rejection means eternal loss.
The first, deciding step is small!
How easy his yoke, how light his load!
How deep his peace, and sweet his call!
What joy to walk on the Lord’s strait road!
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On what basis can I ask for God’s help? Does some condition exist, before I can go to him to request help?
May your hand help me,
for I choose to obey your precepts.
Psalm 119.173 NET
“I choose.” The decision is individual. In the end, it doesn’t matter what others do. I hope they’ll also choose to obey God’s precepts. But their decision doesn’t determine mine. Mine has been made and won’t change. Continue reading
READ: “My commandment is this—to love one another just as I have loved you” Jn 15.12.
THINK: The perfect love includes one’s enemies, Mt 5.48, but focuses especially on the family of faith. Love is not a feeling, but the decision to do good to a brother. As always, Christ is our example in this. Continue reading
Here’s a study I used in our small group study last night to good effect.
With ten adults and innumerable kids that Leila and Amanda took to the park during our study, we had a good number, unusual for vacation month when so many travel. But several were out of school or off of work and showed up. Continue reading
Brazilian Zeal Missions newsletter: a friend shows interest in baptism; Taubate group to continue; another request about church by Internet. Continue reading