Monday, October 16, 2017

Thought for Monday October 16


The Lord has made known his salvation.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.
The Lord has made known his salvation.


Luke 11: 29 – 32  At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here.

How far will I go to seek wisdom?  Who is the wisest person I know?

Action:  The next time someone asks you for advice, consider whether you have the gift of wisdom for that topic and give your advice accordingly.

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thought for Friday October 13


The Lord will judge the world with justice.
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will declare all your wondrous deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, Most High.
The Lord will judge the world with justice.
 
 
Luke 11: 15 - 26  "When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, 'I shall return to my home from which I came.'  But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order.  Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there, and the last condition of that man is worse than the first."
 
Do I believe I can conquer my sins and weaknesses without God’s help?  Have I seen people fail again and again to conquer their unclean spirits?
 
Action:  Have some good, clean fun this weekend.
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thought for Thursday October 12


Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of his servant David.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; he has come to his people.

 

Luke 11: 5 – 13  Jesus said to his disciples: “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread…”
 

Do you have a friend you could do this to?  Is Jesus this kind of a friend for you?
 

Action:  Donate three loaves of bread to a local soup kitchen, food bank, shelter or family in need.

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Thought for Monday October 9


You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the LORD;
My prayer reached you
in your holy temple.
You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord.
 
 
Jonah 1: 1 - 2: 11  Then they said to one another, "Come, let us cast lots to find out on whose account we have met with this misfortune." So they cast lots, and thus singled out Jonah. "Tell us," they said, "what is your business? Where do you come from?  What is your country, and to what people do you belong?" Jonah answered them, "I am a Hebrew, I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land."
 
What is my business; who are my people?  Is worshipping God part of who I am, or is it just something I do?
 
Action:  Be faithful to God and to yourself – everything else will fall into place.
 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thought for Friday October 6


Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall guide me,
and your right hand hold me fast.
Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.


Luke 10: 13 – 16  Jesus said, “Whoever listens to you listens to me.”


Do I want that responsibility?  Am I conscious of this responsibility when I speak?


Action:  Watch your mouth – if you wouldn’t say it in the Sistine Chapel, you shouldn’t say it anywhere.