Scripture: 1 Corinthians 16
Observation: This verse struck me: 16:13-14, "Keep alert. Be firm in your faith. Stay brave and strong. Show love in everything you do."
What a beautiful benediction. What a beautiful ending. Let us never forget this.
What do you say to people when you leave them? What do you remind them of? I normally just say "Good bye, I love you." But maybe we should remind them that they are brave and strong. That they can show love in what they do. That they need to stay alert!
Let us all try to leave people better than we found them. Let us all try to love more than we have to. Let us all try to stay alert! To be strong and brave.
Know today that you are loved and prayed for. That you are special and strong. That no matter what the world says about you, that you are special. That God loves you. I pray that when you leave this blog today, you'll be ready to face the world.
Prayer: God, thank you for loving me. Even when I'm unlovable. Even when I don't deserve it. Even when I'm not good enough. Thank you for loving me. May a little of that love rub off to the world. In the name of your precious son! Amen.
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July 30-- 2 Corinthians 4-2 Corinthians 6
July 31-- 2 Corinthians 7-2 Corinthians 9
August 1--2 Corinthians 10 -2 Corinthians 12
August 2--2 Corinthians 13
August 3--Galatians 1-Galatians 3