Wednesday, August 21
Tuesday, August 20
Knowing Jesus Is Coming Again Changes Us
“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works,” Titus 2:14.
Zeal is the necessary qualification of positive duty or acts of goodness in the life of every believer. It does not matter if it is taking out the trash or singing in the praise band, choir or standing behind the pulpit, both the motive and the enthusiasm is judged by God.
What God loves is a willing heart and body, one that is willing to get into the hedges and highways, to tell the good news of the gospel. Take Brother Bill for example. Bill is an older man confined to a wheelchair due to a breathing disorder. It took three men to baptize him because of his disability. He cannot physically work, but he uses what he has available to work for the Lord. He rides his scooter about five or six blocks to church with a handwritten sign on the back that reads, Follow me to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He will not let us pick him up in the church van. He uses Facebook to post positive, uplifting Scripture messages and sends messages of encouragement to others. Even with his disability, he is enthusiastic
REFLECTION: How about you? Me? Do we live and work like we believe Jesus is coming? It is high time to get busy!