October 14, 2020

Oct 14, 2020

Yesterday's Devotion was written by Matt Greven

Todays was written last Saturday by Marlon.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

Right now, there’s a lot of fear about the unknown; with the economy in question: opening things up or closing them down. Who will lead our country for the next 4 years? Will we have a job next month? Will I or a loved one get the virus itself… there’s much uncertainty.

The Bible helps us in times of uncertainty. Think of how anxious David was when he was being sought by King Saul. Or young Isaac when he and Abraham were on Moriah; realizing there was no other sacrifice and his father was binding his hands and feet. How about Daniel, when he was going to be thrown into the Lion’s Den. For that matter, the countless Christians that were thrown to the lions in the first century. Some were spared. Some weren’t. But I know this, I have never seen the righteous forsaken.

I’ve been concerned about my dad since he went into the hospital. He has had a good long life. I would miss him dearly if he were to pass away. But our confidence is in the Lord. Dad asked Jesus into his life when he was a teenager. Praise God! Has he lived a perfect life? Probably not. Have I? Definitely not. Are we still saved? Eph 2 says “We are saved by grace, not by works”; 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. Romans 8:1 Declares “There is NO condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus’. Praise God that He is faithful!

3 John 1:4 “There is no greater joy than to know my children are walking in the Truth.’ I might tweak it and say that ‘There is no greater joy than to know my loved ones are walking in the Lord’.

Let us ‘Respect the virus, and all things of this age, but Fear God”

Heb. 13:6 So we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear, what can man do to me?” Rom. 8:15 “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Cast all our cares upon Him; for He cares for us!

Marlon Mathre