Today’s reading: Gen 19:30–21:21, Matt 13:44–14:36, Eccles 4:8–16
Today’s theme: With everything
Today we see that God is always in control as the sovereign ruler over all. There is a lesson in the parable about the pearl of great price, we should give our all to loving and serving God with everything.
God is in control
Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that you have done this in the integrity of your heart, and it was I who kept you from sinning against me. Therefore I did not let you touch her. Genesis 20:6 (ESV)
Even during Abraham’s lack of faith, God remained in sovereign control of the situation by keeping the king from sinning.
Serve with everything
who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:46 (ESV)
As disciples of Jesus Christ we should serve God with everything, do not hold anything back.
The word received and shared
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. Matthew 14:19–20 (ESV)
This is an amazing miracle, it is also a picture of how our leaders receive God’s word and pass it on to us, without this we would not be truly satisfied in God.
The deity of Christ
And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:33 (ESV)
A clear biblical account of the deity of Christ and Him receiving worship.
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (ESV)
None of us should be isolated, we should all engage in active fellowship, agreement in prayer and work for the Lord.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014
With Everything (Song)