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Charles Stanley (March-29-2020) Daily Devotional: Sunday Reflection: Sorrow According to the Will of God.
Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians follows up on a previous letter of his (likely 1 Corinthians), in which he rebuked that congregation. In this later epistle, he writes about their feeling grieved and draws a distinction between the sorrows of the world and being “sorrowful according to the will of God” (2 Corinthians 7:9-11). Paul asks them to repent in sincerity and see what fruit that will bear.
This kind of mourning doesn’t have to be a dark, scary, or joyless experience. In fact, it can be quite the opposite—hopeful and filled with light. As we let go of temporal desires and instead pursue the good that God has for us, we get a taste of the eternal comfort He has promised.
THINK ABOUT IT
• Paul is writing about a sorrow that produces repentance. In some translations, this is written as “godly grief.” Consider the opposite—what is borne of worldly grief? How is that different from the fruit that results from a godly kind of sorrow?
• Earlier in this letter, the apostle reminds the church that we live “as sorrowful yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10). How can both things be true?
Joseph Prince (March-29-2020) Daily Devotion: GOD SAYS ‘I WILL’ IN THE NEW COVENANT.
Hebrews 8:10,12 - …I will put My laws in their mind…I will be their God…I will be merciful to their unrighteousness…their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
You may be feeling stressed at work today because your boss just gave you a list of things to do. Maybe he told you, “You have to type this letter. You have to meet this client. You have to write this report. You have to…” Wouldn’t it be nice if your boss had, instead, said, “I will type this letter for you. I will meet this client for you. I will write this report for you. I will…”?
Well, your boss may not be that gracious, but your Father in heaven is! When He found fault with the old covenant and established the new covenant (see Hebrews 8:7–8) in His Son’s blood, His “Thou shalls” became “I wills.”
You see, under the old covenant, the focus is on you—Thou shall not…Thou shall not…Thou shall not…It is all about your performance, your obedience, your works. But under the new covenant, God says, “I will put My laws in their mind…I will be their God…I will be merciful to their unrighteousness…their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” It is no longer you working for God, but God working for you, in you, through you!
“Isn’t there something for me to do?” you may ask.
My friend, the only thing for you to do is to believe God’s “I wills.” The more you believe His “I wills” or promises, the more you will see His heart for you and the more your faith will grow.
It is foolish for me to just tell you, “Come on, man, have faith!” You will still find it hard to have faith because I am not giving you anything to build faith in you. But if I were to tell you all about what God says He will do for you, faith will arise in your heart. Faith is a response to knowing what God says He will do for you.
So the best thing you can “do” under the new covenant is to not focus on what you must do for God, but what God says He will do for you!
Frank Turek (March-29-2020) Evil is a powerful argument FOR God. Many are asking the questions, “If there is a good God, why does he allow viruses? Why doesn’t he stop evil?” In fact, some are claiming that evil proves that God doesn’t exist.
Christian Motivation - Facing Your Giants | God Still Does the Impossible. We all have giants we have to deal with in life. Maybe it's a giant of fear, maybe it's a giant of addiction, maybe it's a giant of another kind. As you look at this obstacle, this problem, this challenge, you are troubled and you don't think you can ever overcome it. But God is bigger than your giant.
Christian Motivation - God Has Not Given You A Spirit Of Fear! The bible say behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Amir Tsarfati (March-28-2020) Message: Is the Church to Bring the Kingdom of God to This World? Is the role of the church today to prepare the Kingdom of God here on Earth, or are we to expect Him to take us to the place He has prepared for us?
Morning Inspiration to Motivate Your Day - KEEP BELIEVING | God is in Control. Keep believing, keep praying, keep hoping, because God is for you. Trust Him and embrace the good things He has in store for your future! Speakers: Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen
Jonathan Evans (March-26-2020) Message: Even in pain, God has a plan. Jonathan encourages us with this timely message. Even in the pain of this current crisis, God is working to build His kingdom. He has a purpose and destiny for you that is greater than the trial.
Christian Motivation - You Can Only Get Through It With God! Sometimes to get through the struggle you face - you really have to look at God!