Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
(Psalms 118:1 (NIV))
With all that is going on in the world. give thanks to the Lord!
To those who do not profess a faith in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, that may sound completely counter to what you would expect. If you find yourself asking why you should give thanks when prices are high; if you find yourself asking why you should give thanks when people are still reeling from the global pandemic; if you find yourself asking why you should give thanks when there are wars and rumors of wars, and when evil is called good and good is called evil, and when there are more extremes in the world than you can count, then it is time to give thanks to the Lord!
He is good!
His love does endure forever!
For those who profess a faith in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, we know that all of this has been foretold. We have a loving God who has told us from the beginning the things that would happen at the end. He does not want us to be alarmed. He does not want us to be caught off guard. He wants us to be vigilant and prepared for the things that He has told us would happen so that when they happen we will know that He is in control.
If you have been led to this devotional and do not know Jesus, I want to ask you a few questions.
Do you have a feeling that something is just not right in the world?
Do you see moral depravity on the increase and wonder what is going on?
Do you have a feeling that what we used to know as normal will never return?
You are not alone. The members of the Body of Christ are feeling it too. We know that the Lord is unfolding His plans and that the time is rapidly approaching when He will judge the world. I don’t have the time to explain in detail just how this happens. Just know that it will happen. There has never been a more urgent time to repent and accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior than now. Do you know where you will spend eternity? Do you think that you are a good person. No one is good except God.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Romans 3:23 (NIV))
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 6:23 (NIV))
Give thanks to God for sending us His Son to bring us salvation.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16 (NIV))
God loves us enough to offer us eternal life through His love that endures forever.
This a a fantastic reason to be thankful!