“Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart” (2 Corinthians 3:3). As children of God, we are open books to the world in which we live, epistles of Christ. Every day people are reading you just like a book. Do they see Christ in you or do they see a Christian carried away by the world and all it has to offer? Jesus called us salt and light. He said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Let the world read a good book today, let them see Christ as He shines through you.
“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2:4). Looking at this verse, some people may think that we are to be nosy people by butting into the things of others. However, Paul is trying to tell us that we need to have a genuine concern for the welfare of others. Sometimes this is hard to do in this self-centered oriented world. For a lot of people, it is all about them. If they do not get their way, they become angry and even sometimes violent. Look around you today, there are plenty of people who need help. They need basic necessities such as food, clothing, and possibly a place to stay. Don’t think about yourself today, find some way to share the love of Jesus with a wayward soul. Help a person that is less fortunate than you today
“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” (Hebrews 2:9). The writer of Hebrews says that Jesus tasted death for every man. In other words, He died in our place. His death was sufficient for all, but it is efficient only for those who place their faith in the finished work of Christ at Calvary. As Elvina M. Hall wrote; “Jesus paid it all, All to Him owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.” Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, If not go to my website http://www.T4GM.org and click the link “How To Become A Christian?”
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12). This passage tells us that we need to number our days. Since our lives are short, we should realize how few our days are and use our time wisely. How are you going to spend your time today? If you haven’t already, begin your day with Christ. Spend time in the Bible and in prayer. Focus on Jesus today and apply your heart unto wisdom.
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee” (Psalm 5:11). Do you love God? The psalmist tells us that for all those who love God, they can count on Him for protection and blessings. The ESV says “let them ever sing for joy.” Shouting or singing, just rejoice in the Lord and fall in love with Him again. Make your time of worship a joyful one today.
“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” (Galatians 6:14) Paul had nothing he could boast about except the cross of Christ. He had sold out to Jesus lock, stock, and barrel, so much so that he could declare to all, that the world no longer had any allurement to him. Are you sold out to Jesus or does the world still grip you? Do you “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30)? Be totally committed to Jesus today and every day.
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14). We live in an instant society. We have fast food, fast cars and more. But notice the verse “Wait on the Lord.” Obviously, waiting on God has nothing to do with being idle. So many times we allow our fleshly desires to control our lives, and we get ahead of God. Slow down and let the Holy Spirit take control and wait on God’s timing. God knows what is best for your life and mine.