#65me has been a very rewarding experience, more so seeing that there are many of us who have been reading the Word of God together and encouraging one another.
I want to say, don’t stop. I’m reading, and the Lord is with us to the end! We must continue.
The second set of reading starts March 10th, tagged #la187 :
– 187 denotes 187 days of reading the Old Testament and
– L denotes Learn
– A denotes Apply.
Meaning we have Learn and Apply the Old Testament in 187 days of reading!
It was developed by my friend, Liz Ekaks (@_ekaks). I’m excited about it already, going to see how we will ford through Leviticus and Numbers, and still learn something we hope to apply in our lives.
When I told my very good friend, V., she said, “Boy, I’m not going to wait for that your March 10th, I’ll kick off with Jeremiah immediately we are done reading the New Testament.”
That makes sense as we must not give the devil a window to strike. Our minds must be constantly filled with the Word of God. When you will have done that, chill back and observe the accelerated promotion that you will have.
Today, the same friend, V., posted this on my facebook wall,
“Dear friends, keep building on the foundation of your most holy faith, as the Holy Spirit helps you to pray. 21 And keep in step with God’s love, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to show how kind he is by giving you eternal life. 22 Be helpful to[g] all who may have doubts. 23 Rescue any who need to be saved, as you would rescue someone from a fire… Jude 20 -22 (CEV). #65me”
I thought it was worth echoing.
I like how the CEV puts it, “as you would rescue someone from a fire.”
When we see our brother or sister erring, let us not try to be ‘polite’ about it, we must contend for their souls as though we are about to save someone from a fire. At that moment they might not enjoy the rebuke or chastening, but seeing that it is for their own eternal good, we must continue fervently.
Sometimes, it might not be in matters of obvious spiritual importance; it might be as regards attitude towards academics, cleanliness, relationships, or perhaps you observe a destructive habit that is springing up in that man or woman. Don’t say, “This too shall come to pass!” No, friend, it will not, unless you and I do something about it.
Did you not sometimes wish that you shouted a little louder, that you visited that erring brother a little more often? Perhaps you did, or perhaps you didn’t, no longer matters, what now matters is how you handle the next case God brings within your radar.
Don’t be gentlemanly about it.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 TIm 4:12
We will all make it!
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