Memory Verse, Sunday May 22: 1 Peter 2:12-14a
“12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
13 “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority, whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him…”
What we memorized this week.
As we go to church this Sunday (you are going to church, I hope?) We should keep this in mind.
We need to follow Paul’s “urging”, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
Never forget that the same God who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light can at any moment snatch the most godless of these people of authority out of their godlessness and bring them into light.
Paul should know, God knocked him off his high horse and blinded him from this world, and when his eyes were opened, he was a new person, just like you and me.
If you have not been touched by God, and just so happen to be reading this, maybe God is calling you today to repent from your sins and by faith reach out to the only One who can truly take you from the despair of this world and into the wonderful light of Christ.
And my prayer today is for you.
Today if you hear his voice, harden not your heart.
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