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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today Almighty Jehovah, I come praising You for keeping us from all hurt, harm and dangers this past weekend. Thank You also for jamming the gun of the terrorist that he may live. Hopefully, he will ask for genuine repentance through faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, knowing that his sins will be washed by the blood of Jesus and no more remembered as ALLour sins after conversion to Christianity. Hallelujah! If we say that we are Christians, we should love our enemies and brother's, and then only can we can say that, "we love Jehovah". As I do each day, I ask for secular's to COME TO JESUS JUST AS THEY ARE. I do this again regardless of what some will think negatively of be; I am charged to preach the truth regardless of what they may think of me. I'm responsible onlyto Jehovah and not man. In Jesus' precious name is my prayer of supplication. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, April 22      Go To Evening Reading

 “Him hath God exalted.” 
         — Acts 5:31

Jesus, our Lord, once crucified, dead and buried, now sits upon the throne of glory. The highest place that heaven affords is his by undisputed right. It is sweet to remember that the exaltation of Christ in heaven is a representative exaltation. He is exalted at the Father’s right hand, and though as Jehovah he had eminent glories, in which finite creatures cannot share, yet as the Mediator, the honours which Jesus wears in heaven are the heritage of all the saints. It is delightful to reflect how close is Christ’s union with his people. We are actually one with him; we are members of his body; and his exaltation is our exaltation. He will give us to sit upon his throne, even as he has overcome, and is set down with his Father on his throne; he has a crown, and he gives us crowns too; he has a throne, but he is not content with having a throne to himself, on his right hand there must be his que…

Judging Gifts

April 22: Judging Gifts
2 Corinthians 10:9–18; Psalm 50

Comparing our gifts to those of the person sitting in the next cubicle or pew is dangerous work. Judging ourselves by this standard denigrates or inflates the gifts we’ve been given, leading to either ungratefulness or pride. Because the assessment method is faulty, we will always miss the mark of success—even if we’re successful.
Paul had been called by God to minister to the Gentiles (see Acts 9:15). When others in the Gentile community questioned his authority, Paul boldly defended his calling. He also pointed out the measure which these leaders judged their gifts: each other. They were undermining Paul’s authority based on his lack of verbal abilities (2 Cor 10:10). Paul was undeterred by this because he knew his calling: “But we will not boast beyond limits, but according to the measure of the assignment that God has assigned to us” (2 Cor 10:13).
If we judge our gifts and calling by comparison, we serve the idol of our own p…