God's Truth for Trying Times - 5/31/20
God’s Truth for Trying Times - 5/31/20
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: Ephesians 4:26
“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,”
CONSIDER: Ephesians chapter 4 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. It is chock-full of wise advice on Christian living. And it is based on the first three chapters which takes a deep dive into who a Christian is in Christ. How they were chosen before the foundation of the world to be saved. And how they are saved by grace through faith and not by works. How everything is based on the plan of God. God is in control of salvation and how he blesses us in Christ. And based on that knowledge, how we are to live. Anger is a part of life, but it says that we are not to sin in our anger, and we are to make amends and make things right with others before a new day starts.
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.