A Call to Persevere 10-11-18

Good day everyone. As I sit here basking in the word and the promises of God, it gives me great pleasure to know that everything that I have become is by God’s grace and mercy. How about you?

Today’s Prayer

Father, our nation was founded with Your help on Judeo- Christian religious beliefs. Our moral guidelines were Your ten commandments. Our young people learned right from wrong! Today, when a high school student is asked to define “right,” they usually answer, “I guess whatever makes you feel good, whatever seems right to you!” And so today, we find ourselves not wanting to offend anyone, and in danger of standing for nothing! … Remind us, Lord, that the late Catherine Marshall predicted that by taking prayer out of our schools, we would bring on our nation’s downfall! How can we survive as a nation, as a people, who find their streets, their homes, and their communities unsafe? How much longer can we lock You out of our schools and call ourselves a “free nation?” Oh Lord, open our eyes to see the error of our ways, for fear that we become just another page in history, repeating the sins of Your people as recorded in the Old Testament — denying Your existence and truth, and turning to other “gods.” Help us, Lord, before it is too late! In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.

A Call to Persevere

Hebrews 10:19-39

And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins. There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies. For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us. For we know the one who said, “I will take revenge. I will pay them back.” He also said, “The Lord will judge his own people.” It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even though it meant terrible suffering. Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things. You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever. So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.

Quote of the Day

Christ is not a reservoir but a spring. His life is continual, active and ever passing on with an outflow as necessary as its inflow. If we do not perpetually draw the fresh supply from the living Fountain, we hall either grow stagnant or empty, It is, therefore, not so much a perpetual fullness as a perpetual filling.

A. B. Simpson






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

Leave a comment