Reading for today
Old Testament: Genesis 13, 14, 15
New Testament: Matthew 5
Thoughts from today’s reading
Genesis 15:13-18. The promises of God are trans-generational. What Abraham did carried implications of a generation 400 years away from him and even though it would not happen in his lifetime, he was faithful to obey the instructions of God to prepare the way for that time.
Matthew 5:13-15. This whole chapter is full of wonderful truths for the believer to follow. In the highlighted verses 13-15, Christ compares the believer to salt and light. A light does not light itself, nor does it place itself in a productive place to give light to all. Someone lights the light and places it. The book of John tells us that Jesus is the one that give us light.
You have been placed in this time, generation and location by the Lord Himself, and you assignment is to shine and give Him glory. You are significant, and you will be noticed, you will not be hidden, but you will be effective in bringing many to the glory of the Father.
- Lord help me to be selfless in my service to you knowing that my obeisance and actions may be preparing the way of deliverance for a generation yet unborn.
- Thank you Father for placing me as a light in this time, generation and location. My life will be lived with purpose and significance and will bring many souls to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.