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Our DAILY GOSPEL DEVOTIONAL is the story of Jesus from Incarnation to Ascension. This is a chronology and harmony of the gospel accounts in which the ongoing narrative and doctrinal context are carefully considered. In one year we reflect on every passage of every gospel.
May God bless you as we follow the disciples on the journey through the earthly life of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Daily Gospel Devotional: December 6

Matthew 27:55-56 / Mark 15:40-41 / Luke 23:49…

Women of worth…

Here they are, these women who had helped support the ministry of Jesus, with Him until the very end. They followed Him all the way to the cross. As everyone else ran away they continued to draw near. The people of the day marginalized them as insignificant, but the Word of God marks them as entirely significant, even naming their names.

In our day, many of the “name” people, those who seem to have access to titles and achieve the tributes, run away scared when Jesus may cost them their position in life or standard of living. Some “celebrities” won’t get their hands dirty, while the meek and lowly will rise up and fill the void. This proves a point about whom God actually uses (1 Corinthians 1:26-29).

The world, even the church world, may try and marginalize you for your gender, race, age, social status, educational background, or any other of a number of things, but Jesus doesn’t do that at all (Acts 2:17-18). In Christ, the barriers to drawing close to God have been broken down (Ephesians 2:11-22). When everyone else seems to run away, you can run ahead (James 4:7-8).

You don’t have to let others limit you. Certainly, they may mock your credentials, they may put you at the back of the building, and they may dismiss your devotion. But you don’t need their permission or endorsement. You don’t have to have a seat at their table to find a place at the Throne. You can draw near to God without fear, and with faith (Hebrews 4:16, 10:22).

Don’t worry about being noticed by others. Your worship is worth it to God.

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At 5:41 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

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At 8:07 AM, Blogger MrsEvenSo... said...

Praise be to God for His infinite grace and mercy!

 
At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's despicable that one person could see in his own mind that he be greater than another. But it happens all the time. More money than another, a (supposed) better skin pigment,strength (might makes right)
Obviously the cause is the fall of man but, does it boil down to competitiveness or pride or what? What is it that makes one person believe he can benefit himself by lessening someone else's value or worth? P.

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sin of pride, self-preservation and self promotion, etc.

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

different anonymous, sorry...

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Jas 2:5


Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?


I FEEL LIKE THE CHURCH AT LARGE IS MISSING THE BOAT. YOUR SERMON ON "I SAY IT WITH TEARS" WAS RIGHT ON. I DON'T FIND THE PATTERN OF THE CHRISTIAN WALK AS JESUS AND THE OTHER NEW TESTAMENT WRITERS LIVE IT AND WROTE IT, BEING WHAT IT IS TODAY. WHERE IS THE ROM 12:1,2 CHURCH?? PARISHIONERS AND CLERGY NEED TO READ THE RED LETTERS AND THE ADMONITIONS OF PAUL. JESUS SAID--"YOU'LL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUIT!!" YOU DON'T LOOK FOR BANNANAS ON AN APPLE TREE!! ALONG WITH---"NARROW IS THE WAY!!" IT IS NOT A GAME. IT IS ETERNITY LOST OR IN HEAVEN AND ALL THAT THAT IS TO BE. TOU ARE BIG ON CHRISTIANS LIVING WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS. HANG IN THERE, AND PRAY THE LIGHT GOES ON.

 

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