1 Kings 14:1-15:24
1 Corinthians 16:1-24
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Psalm 93:1-2, 5
The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty
and is armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it
cannot be moved. 2 Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. - - - 5 Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.
power, authority, and word are unshakable and eternal. He is before
all things and after all things. He is the make of all that is, seen
and unseen. The authority that establishes all creation, is the same
authority that establishes my life. Understanding and wisdom are found
only in him and in his word. All truth belongs to him.
Response and Action:
believe that God reigns and that he has given all authority to Christ
Jesus. I humbly yield to him and recognize his rightful place of
authority in my life. I will seek him and build my life upon his word
in order to have a steadfast faith and an unshakable life.
God, you reign over all things. May your kingdom come and your will
be done on earth as it is in heaven. By your power and grace, help me
to follow Christ and yield to his Lordship. Help me to be a faithful
disciple, and help me to help others become disciples. Yours is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses: Matthew 7:26-29
"But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them
into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
The Lord and His Prayer
by N.T. Wright