Genesis 21, Matthew 20, Nehemiah 10, Acts 20

SCRIPTURE

Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28

You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. Acts 20:21

OBSERVATION

God served Sarah a hearty portion of the laughter of motherhood.  He brought Hagar hope for her son’s future. Abraham believed and called on the Name of the Lord.  Nehemiah made it his business to ensure the things of God were not neglected. Jesus came to serve and give his life as a ransom for many. Paul raised a young man to life after his lengthy preaching caused the man to doze off and fall out a window to his death.

APPLICATION

Serving is often long, hard, and thankless work. Throughout history God sent his servants to minister to a dying world.

I often hesitate in sharing God’s word. It feels like nobody is listening. When people are paying attention, it’s even more scary.

Recently someone posted a verse from Ezekiel that reminded me my job is to put the Word out there, not monitor who sees it.

Go now to your countrymen in exile and speak to them. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.” Ezekiel 3:11

PRAYER

Lord, may I shine the light on You every day of my life. Help me to remember and live the whole counsel of your Word, not just the highlights. Thank you for salvation full and free in Jesus, in whose Name I pray. Amen

yicareggie

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2 responses to “Genesis 21, Matthew 20, Nehemiah 10, Acts 20

  1. Jon

    Great reminder

  2. Thanks for putting the Word out there, Reggie. I love reading you. Always thought provoking.

    I had a conversation today with a friend about evangelism, so your post gives me a lot to think about.

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