Reading for today
Old Testament: Genesis 28, 29, 30
New Testament: Matthew 10
Thoughts from today’s reading
Genesis 28:3-4. The blessing that Jacob deceived his Father to get was very different from the one that Isaac gave him as he departed to go to his uncles house. This blessing here was connecting him as the direct heir to the blessing of Abraham.
Whatever God has promised and reserved for you will come to you at the proper time, you don’t have to manipulate events to try and get it.
Matthew 10:40-42. This is a simple yet profound truth that every believer carries the person of Christ in them. We are to be hospitable to every category of believer, from the prophet to the righteous one, to the disciple described as a little one. Jesus promises that no matter what category of believer we receive and treat right, we will get a reward.
- Father, help me to walk in faith and also patience to obtain my promises. May I not be tempted to do that which will complicate my life as I strive to receive what I feel is mine.
- Lord help me to not be a respecter of persons when it come to being hospitable, kind and showing the love of Christ. Let this truth always guide my heart that when I serve the least, I am serving Christ.