God’s Love LEtter
Your Value in the Kingdom of GOd –WEEK 31:
Have you experienced hurt in your relationships with others? All of us would answer “yes”. There are circumstances that are well etched in our minds and have left scars on our hearts. When someone hurts and demeans us, it can cause us to think differently about ourselves which can lead to a downward spiral where one loses perspective and hope. Retaining a Godly perspective will keep us from spiraling down. Our value doesn’t come from others and what they say or do to/for us, whether good or bad. Our value comes from our God who created us and takes good care of us. He places a high value on us and wants us in His Kingdom on this side of eternity and throughout eternity. We find our worth in Jesus, who teaches us God’s Word and shows us by His example in the way that He cares for people like us, including us. As you read God’s Word this week, take note of how God our Father and Jesus our Savior show their love to mankind, including you. Remember, when you read His Word, you are being filled with Him, His ways, and hope as you continue to live for Him. This is a good day!
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, Ruth, Esther, 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, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2&3 John, and Jude. This week we will finish the Book of Isaiah.
~ 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, Oct. 4th – Exodus 30, Isaiah 61, Revelation 5
Tuesday, Oct. 5th– Exodus 31, Isaiah 62, Revelation 6
Wednesday, Oct. 6th– Exodus 32, Isaiah 63, Revelation 7
Thursday, Oct. 7th– Exodus 33, Isaiah 64, Revelation 8
Friday, Oct. 8th– Exodus 34, Isaiah 65, Revelation 9
Saturday, Oct. 9th– Exodus 35, Isaiah 66, Revelation 10
Sunday, Oct. 10th– Exodus 36, Jeremiah 1, Revelation 11