Saturday, October 26, 2013

Working for Food

Food is essential for survival.Without food we will all die.

Some of us live on bread; others on rice and beans. They are our basic needs and we can't live and progress without them.

For the rich and well off, they may not be a necessary part of the diet. But for the majority poor, they are the essential diet.

The crowd of  poor in Jesus' time sought for more food after Jesus had performed the miracle of multiplying loaves of bread (John 6:11, 26). 

Jesus told them that He was "the true bread from heaven." The people thought about literal daily bread. But Jesus was talking about daily spiritual needs that could bring them everlasting satisfaction.

Physical food satisfies the hunger of the body. Only spiritual bread can satisfy the hunger of the soul.

"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” (John 6:27)

Friday, October 18, 2013

An Example to Follow

King David was a good king who followed God with all his heart (1 Kings 14:8). He is an example to follow.

King Jeroboam, the first king to rule Israel after the kingdom was divided, was one of the worst kings. He sinned and made Israel sin (1 Kings 14:16). He was a bad example.

Each of us has our own sphere of influence.

We can use it for evil or for good.

May we be a shining light that bring glory to the Lord.

May others see God’s light shining through us and be drawn to His goodness.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Follow the Father

Asa, king of Judah, modeled devotion to God for a season in his life (2 Chron. 14:2). He removed the idols from his kingdom, restored the altar of the Lord, and led the people into a covenant with God (15:8-12). 

Asa’s son, Jehoshaphat carried on this legacy by seeking the God of his father and walking in His commandments (17:4). Jehoshaphat purged the land of idol worship (v.6) and sent out priests and Levites to teach God’s law in all of the cities of Judah (vv.7-9).

Jehoshaphat’s reign resembled that of his father; he faithfully honored Asa’s godly example. Yet even more important, Jehoshaphat’s “heart took delight in the ways of the Lord” (v.6). 

Today, if you’re looking for a father to follow, remember your heavenly Father and take delight in His ways.

Remember your spiritual fathers too!