God’s Love LEtter
THE SERVANT OF GOD –WEEK 28:
Jesus came to serve us and He has never stopped. He shows us what true servanthood looks like by word and example. His faithfulness included three years of taking care of the needs of people who were just like us. At the end of those three years, His servanthood went to another level, which showed the extent of how far our God would go in serving mankind. Jesus gave His all, even His final breath, while He hung on the cross to pay for man’s sins. We are humbled by the depth of His love and the extent of His commitment. God’s Word is filled with ways to love and serve others. We too are committed to our God and others, as Jesus has shown us. At times He serves others through us. Look for ways to serve God and others in this week’s readings. Then, at the end of our earthly days, may we be counted among the number of faithful servants of God.
Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.
Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Esther, Ruth, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews. This week we will finish the Books of James and 1 Peter.
Now, let’s immerse ourselves in God’s Word, looking for ways to serve Him and others. This week’s readings are:
- Monday, September 13th – Exodus 9, Isaiah 40, James 5
- Tuesday, September 14th – Exodus 10, Isaiah 41, 1 Peter
- Wednesday, September 15th – Exodus 11, Isaiah 42, 1 Peter 2
- Thursday, September 16th – Exodus 12, Isaiah 43, 1 Peter 3
- Friday, September 17th – Exodus 13, Isaiah 44, 1 Peter 4
- Saturday, September 18th – Exodus 14, Isaiah 45, 1 Peter 5
- Sunday, September 19th – Exodus 15, Isaiah 46, 2 Peter 1
~ Pastor Larry Rubeck
Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.
Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!
Monday, Sept. 13th– Exodus 9, Isaiah 40, James 5
Tuesday, Sept. 14th– Exodus 10, Isaiah 41, 1 Peter 1
Wednesday, Sept. 15th– Exodus 11, Isaiah 42, 1 Peter 2
Thursday, Sept. 16th– Exodus 12, Isaiah 43, 1 Peter 3
Friday, Sept. 17th–Exodus 13, Isaiah 44, 1 Peter 4
Saturday, Sept. 18th– Exodus 14, Isaiah 45, 1 Peter 5
Sunday, Sept. 19th– Exodus 15, Isaiah 46, 2 Peter 1