Pursuing God’s Will - Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (September-27-2020)

Sunday, 27 September 2020 01:07

Charles Stanley (September-27-2020) Daily Devotion: Pursuing God’s Will. 

To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.

Each of Jesus’ statements in the Beatitudes includes a way of being and a promised result if we embody the trait described. But we’re not meant to pick and choose from the various benefits (and respective costs), as if we could decide which challenges we’re willing to take on. Jesus presented them as a unified whole: Our understanding of each beatitude both depends on and affects the others.

In other words, to be truly righteous means we embody everything in Matthew 5:3-14. We’re never free of the calling to obey God, whether or not that makes sense to our culture. This is true even if the world despises us because of Him. And when we embrace rejection for the sake of righteousness, we receive heavenly rewards and what all people long for but can’t find anywhere else: the light and goodness of our Creator, in whose love we are truly free. (See John 8:12; John 8:31-36.)

Think about it:

  • Matthew 5:3 promises the same outcome as Matthew 5:10 (“for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”). How are poverty of spirit and persecution for righteousness’ sake related?
  • How might the other traits described in the Beatitudes lead to persecution?

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  • Comment Link Robert L Schenck Monday, 28 September 2020 19:02 posted by Robert L Schenck

    Pastor Stanley...just so you know, I listen to messages on WTBN 570am radio. We, as true believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ, need to be lifting up in prayer all of the Godly Christian broadcasts. You, personally, have strengthened my walk with Jwesus; encoueraged me in my faith; answered many questions I have had about certain sceriptures. One of the most imporrtant concepts, though very simple, is GO DIRECTLY TO GOD FOR EVERYTHING....ABSOLUTELY EVERY7THING......Thankyou and all of your staff who have served Jesus so faithfully over the years.

Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...