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Decisions, Decisions

September 6, 2017

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Decisions, Decisions

The disciples had willingly left their homes  in order to follow Jesus  and preach the gospel.     In Luke 18:28-30,  they wondered  what was in it  for them.     Jesus said,

Truly  I say to you,  there is no one  who has left house  or wife  or brothers  or parents  or children,  for the sake  of the kingdom of God,  who shall not receive  many times as much  at this time  and in the age  to come,  eternal life.

That is a comforting promise  to all who leave everything  in order  to serve the Lord.     These particular disciples  probably began following Jesus  with the blessings  of their families.

But,  there are many  who leave their homes  and families  in very difficult circumstances,  in order  to serve the Lord.     They are those  who find  that they must leave their families  because of the feisty unbelief  that resides  in the hearts  of those they love.     Because they have not been able  to convince their loved ones  about the truth  of salvation  in Christ alone,  it becomes better  for them to leave  and not be the cause  of further turmoil.

The Bible mentions this kind  of situation  a number of times.     One example is  in Luke 12:51-53,  where Jesus says,

Do you suppose  that I came  to grant peace  on earth?     I tell you,  no,  but rather division;  for from now on  five members  in one household  will be divided,  three against two  and two against three.     They will be divided,  father against son  and son against father,  mother against daughter  and daughter against mother,  mother-in-law against daughter-in-law  and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.

We need  to prayerfully  think about such situations  and pray  for those  who seem stuck  in such circumstances.

These are times  when a person needs  to realize  that it is God’s love  and truth  that will abide forever.     It is truth  that will be rewarded  in the end.     It is God’s truth  we need  to love and honor.    Every sort of falsehood  is going to come  under judgment  and pass away.

That is why  it is more important  than anything else  to leave all falsehood  and make sure  one is living  in God’s love  and truth.     Living in the truth  will surely  be a blessing  and joy unspeakable.      Jesus has promised  that it is worth it — even though pain  must be endured here  on earth.

When we are free  from all falsehoods,  we will begin  to know the peace  and joy  of the Lord  in our hearts  and say, “Hallelujah!     The Lord’s love is great  beyond words.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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