Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13th: 1 Samuel 22-24; Luke 12:1-31

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is  1 Samuel 22-24; Luke 12:1-31

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell.[a] Yes, I tell you, fear him!

When you fear people you usually start to hide things and that will lead to hypocrisy. If you don't confess Christ openly and don't depend on the Holy Spirit, that will silence your witness. When God is the only one you fear, and no one else, then you can boldly witness for Christ! You are important to God and precious in His sight, so don't fear what others can say or do.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  1 Samuel 25-26; Luke 12:32-59


Nathan Reimer said...

Luke 12:24
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

A simple reminder, and a powerful reminder, that God will look after us.

Tammy Reimer said...

That ties in so well with our OT passage. Every time I read about Saul and the horrific killing of the priests I just feel sick. But the priests did not need to fear their killers as much as the killers need to fear God. God is taking care of those priests and nothing will ever harm them again for all eternity!