God’s Truth for Trying Times - 5/4/20


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 5/4/20


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: 1 Peter 4:7-11


“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

‭‭(1 Peter‬ ‭4:7-11‬)


CONSIDER: Christians believe that the return of Christ will be personal, visible, bodily, and imminent. It means at any moment. Only God knows. Knowing that Christ will return at any moment should cost us to ask Calvin should we live? In this passage for today says that we are to keep loving one another earnestly, because love covers a multitude of sins, we for bear, we are patient, we forgive. And we are to be hospitable without grumbling. And we are to use our gifts to serve one another as good stewards of God’s grace. Those are marching orders that can only be accomplished through the supernatural power of God. And you’ll notice that the goal is to glorify God through Jesus Christ. That is our aim.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?


PRAY:‬‬ Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.