Ministry, leadership, discipleship, the local church and the deep riches of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Today we begin the book of Matthew. Read 1:1-1:25. Father, thank you that Your salvation in Jesus is a matter of historical record (1:1). Thank You that You use doubters (Abraham), adulterers (Judah), prostitutes (Rahab), foreigners (Ruth), and murderers (David) to bring the Savior to this world (1:16). Use me too to share Jesus with the world. Thank you that Your control over history is perfect (1:17). Thank You that Mary chose to keep herself pure so that we would know w/o a doubt that Jesus is YOUR Son (1:18-25). Help me live worthy of Your gift of Jesus (1:21).