Verse of the Day

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pray and seek God's will, then go Vote!

Election day will soon be here and no matter what candidate you side with, the time to vote will soon be upon us. The believers at the church of Corinthians were trying to push the "line" and see how much they could get away with and still be Christian. Paul told them that even though things were lawful for people to do, all things are not expedient for the believer. In other words, the Corinthian Christians were so focused on their own rights and their own knowledge they could only ask but one question. "What is the harm to me?" They should have asked what good can this be for me. Simply because we can do something doesn't mean it's beneficial.

We need to seek the things that are helpful and things that edify. We should want to go with Jesus, not try to "get away with" as much as possible, we only serve to hinder others when we do.

A fellow blogger is offering this verse for us to cling to before November the 5th, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Cor 10:31 (KJV) He closed his post with the following:
The verse I've shared is the challenge for us all, and the blood of our soldiers and of Christ speak louder than any response or petty comment I could return to you. I would request that each of you vote, but I'd prefer to request that those of you that do BOLDLY claim to be a Christ-follower would glorify God by seeking His will during these next few days. His will will be done. That's all we can seek and He will guide us into November 5th better than our next president could ever dream of being able to.

I say, Amen!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let's not hide the Gospel

My pastor's message, on Oct. 12th, was on 2 Corinthians 3:8 through 4:4

I couldn't help but think of people in the ministry. The message was on being veiled but allowing Christ to remove the veil. Chapter 3:17 is what caught my mind's eye. "... where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." on to verse 18, "...[we] are change into the same image [of the Lord] from glory to glory, ..."

Then starting in chapter 4, "... as we have received mercy, we faint not; [2] But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty ...". I really am thankful to meet people in this ministry who will work to the "fields white to harvest" and not hide the gospel as said in chapter 4:3 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:" ... and that is something we can not do ... God's light must shine!

Friday, October 3, 2008

More quotes ...

From a blog talking about how often do you invite people in your community to church?
"...we are not saved to sit, we are saved to serve."

Another that someone Twittered a few days ago that I thought was good from a past President:
I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. ~Ronald Reagan, quoted in New York Times, 22 September 1980