Consider the Lilies
Today’s Reading: Luke 12
Key Verses: Luke 12:8 & 12:27
Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God….Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Consider the lilies and confess Jesus. We should take the time to smell the roses. When we do, our delight in living will be obvious and infectious. With that joy manifested to others, our communication of Jesus will also be infectious. The saying is, “Better caught than taught”…the teaching will come later. I’ve just read this incredible chapter a second time. In my Bible, only three verses are completely in black ink. There are 56 verses in red print, the words of Jesus. Just imagine, Jesus confessing our names, and then an angel writing them in the book of life (Luke 10:20).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord, You are so very good. Forgive me for those times when I have selfishly kept You to myself, not sharing You with others. Please fill me so full of Your goodness that when I open my heart and wear it on the outside, I cannot hold back Your love for others. Your goodness and Your Word will flow out of me. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
It was March, 1978, when Reynold and Ron and I back-packed around Israel. For most of the year, the hills resemble a desert because of the lack of rain. However, we experienced little flowers everywhere. Just a little water and the flowers jump from the ground. We sat in the midst of the flowers on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho. What a glorious fragrance. We did as Jesus told us to, “Consider the lilies.”
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