Mon, 2 January 2017
January 1, 2017
Synopsis: Happy New Year! YES! 2016 is in the books…well, almost. Today we start a new week and a new calendar year. We can look back and see what has happened, but we are not able to do that for what lies ahead. The Preacher of Ecclesiastes (3:1-13) gives us a pretty good summary or brief overview of the potential headlines that will appear. Does that thought frighten you?
Yes, there will be some very frightening things happen during the days of 2017. One of those days might mark the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord, that is if you are ready for His appearing. That will be a very frightening day if you are not ready. Eternally so!
We just celebrated the birth of the prince of peace so let me leave you with a word of peace form Him (John 16:31-33). His word is backed up but many witnesses throughout Scripture and you and I can add our own words of witness too. Come what may the Lord is our shepherd (Psalm 23). So I am encouraged to look for God in everything (Psalm 8, NIV) and I encourage you to do the same.
Text (NLT): Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Matthew 25:31-33; John 16:31-33; Psalm 23:1-6; Psalm 8, NIV
Scripture Reading: Psalm 8