OYB June 7

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: I Kings 2, I Kings 3:1-2
NT: Acts 5
Ps: Psalm 125
Pr: Proverbs 16:25

Today´s notable verse:

But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.

Acts 5:39 (NIV)

These are wise words from Gamaliel! When our motivations are of our own origin, for our own purposes, then our efforts will ultimately fail. But if our motivation is the compulsion of and love for our Lord, in order to fulfill His purposes, then our efforts cannot fail. In such case, those who would try to hinder or resist those efforts are not working against us alone, but against God - and God fights such battles for us. He calls us first to be obedient and to stand firm in the faith; when we do so, He works all things for our good and for His glory.

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