Today’s reading is 2 Peter 1.
Everything we need for life and godliness comes from knowing Jesus. It doesn’t come from society, from entertainment, from television, from popular psychology, from self-help books. I’m not saying there is nothing good or helpful in any of those things, I’m just noting that Peter tells us everything we really need is found in knowing Jesus. This leads to a simple question. What are you doing today to get to know Jesus better?
Monday’s reading is 2 Peter 2.
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Today’s reading is 1 Thessalonians 2.
The hardest part of disciple making for me, besides just getting started, is wanting people to like me. I don’t quite understand why. I believe I have the greatest news I can give to others, and yet, I fear they will not like me when we’re done. That brings the temptation to cut corners, leave out bits I think might be unpopular. But Paul sets the example for us. He wasn’t teaching out of any desire for personal profit or pleasure. He wanted to please God who tests our hearts. At the end of our efforts to make disciples, may our goal be not to please men, but to please God. May our goal be not to benefit from the people we teach, but to benefit them with truth that truly saves. What a great opportunity we have. Thank You, God, for this opportunity.
Tomorrow’s reading is 1 Thessalonians 3.
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