Bible Reading 20130123

Psalm 92
Exodus 38
Esther 5
1 Corinthians 10:1-33
1 Corinthians 11:1

  • Give thanks, and sing praises to God! For great are His works, how He executes His justice and grace. Give thanks for what He has done in our lives, and as a result of those experiences, what we have come to believe by faith He will do.
  • When God blesses you and you gain favor in the eyes of men (especially leaders), remain humble. Don’t let it get to your head, don’t get cocky. Esther was offered half the kingdom if she wanted – all she asked was for the king to attend the feast she will prepare (twice!) Haman on the other hand was full of himself – recounting his riches, sons, promotions and honors. Spoiler Alert – this is not going to end well for him.
  • Take heed: temptations will come. We will be tempted time and again to go our way instead of God’s way. God will always – always – provide a way for us to escape, so endure.
  • When confronted with a spiritual issue where Christians are divided, the answer is neither easy nor clean cut. The guiding principle is this: do whatever brings glory to God. It may not be what you feel like doing, but be selfless and do it out of love for God and love for your brother in Christ.

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