Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good! We are going to take advantage of this wonderful day by jumping right into the Word after we pray.

Today’s Prayer

Father, there are some of my brothers and sisters reading and participating in this prayer right now who feel their prayers are not being answered. Are the prayers not being answered because some haven’t followed Your last instructions? Are people not being healed in spirit, mind and body because You told us to forgive and forget, or to give up some willful sin in our lives, be it gluttony, lust, rebellion, drugs, self-centeredness, or a critical spirit? When we do our part, your will is in place. It’s our move now. And all the time we have been blaming You! Help us, we pray, In matchless name of Jesus, Amen.

Let’s eat.

What Christians Are Partakers of

The Divine Nature

2 Peter 2:1-4  

1 But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. 2 Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. 3 In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed. 4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.

In Regeneration, the Heavenly Calling

Hebrews 3:1  

Therefore, dear brothers whom God has set apart for himself–you who are chosen for heaven–I want you to think now about this Jesus who is God’s Messenger and the High Priest of our faith.

Their Position, the Inheritance

Colossians 1:11-14  

11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, 12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. 13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

Their Possession; Fatherly Care

Hebrews 12:1-6  

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. 4 After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin.

5 And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. 6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”

 Their Discipline of the Glory

1 Peter 5:1-4 

 1 And now, a word to you who are elders in the churches. I, too, am an elder and a witness to the sufferings of Christ. And I, too, will share in his glory when he is revealed to the whole world. As a fellow elder, I appeal to you: 2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. 3 Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example. 4 And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor.

Quote of the Day


Impenitent, unhumbled hearts are not reclaimed by God’s rebukes because they think themselves wronged by them. Evidence of our hardness is that we are more concerned about our sufferings than our sins. ~Matthew Henry~






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

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