Mon, 9 January 2017
January 8, 2017
Taking Care of Business
Synopsis: What does the phrase “Taking Care of Business” mean to you as you embark on your 2017 journey? At the start of Jesus’ ministry he came to the Jordan to be baptized by John. John protested but Jesus insisted on “taking care of business.” When he came out of the water His Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit affirmed Him. He had a mission to take care of and was careful to take care of the details related to that mission.
Believers are not any different, at least that is what Peter said, “And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead.” (Acts 10:42) Believers need to take care of business. Believers need to follow up on their profession of faith and do what Jesus did and commanded us to do, be baptized. It is not a matter of membership. It is a matter of obedience and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Believers are called to be disciples but rarely pause long enough to find out what that means.
As we journey through the days of 2017 let us be sure we take care of business “Honor the Lord” in all we do.
Text (NLT): Matthew 3:13-17; Isaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Ephesians 5:1-2
Scripture Reading: Psalm 29:1-2