September 16 2009 Daily Journal

Daily Journal—September 16, 2009


Psalm 103:1-13 → Notice in v. 10: we are not dealt with according to our sins! The whole passage speaks to the remarkable grace of God! Praise Him for that grace!


Romans 1:1 →Paul calls himself a “bond-servant of Jesus Christ” that is “called an apostle.” Some thoughts here: 1.) We ought to all remember that we are the purchased servants of the Lord Jesus Christ; 2.)We all have a calling; 3.) And this is what I thought about today: Paul is pointing out that his reputation is one thing, “Apostle,” but in reality, he's a “bond-servant” or a slave. Our reputation among the world and in Christian community ought to be similar: an apostle was one dedicated to the growth and health of the church, that was passionate about the truth of Christ, and that had seen Him personally resurrected. While none of us hit that third one, we ought to hit the first two. And how do we get there? By recognizing and embracing this reality: we are the bond-servantsof Christ Jesus. Our will is to do His will, our welfare is provided and sustained by Him, our success evaluated by Him.


Joshua 1:1 →Why do we approach leadership transitions with such chaos? Moses died, Joshua took over. Leadership transitions are inevitable. We should do a slightly better job being prepared for them!


Daily Proverbs thoughts can be found at the Reflections on Proverbs blog instead of here. Click on through!!


Psalm 8 →O Lord, our Lord, what are we that you are mindful of us? Not much, really. Not in comparison. But in light of Who has made us, Who has bought us, we are worth a great deal. Let us find our self-worth in what God has said we are worth. It's quite like what the real estate appraiser said about the house in Mississippi we'd still like to sell. What's it worth? What we paid for it, until we find out what someone else will pay for it. You're worth what was paid for you. And you're not for sale or re-finance.


Today, let us strive to show the world the actions of God's people in wisdom, truth, and love.


Doug


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