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What do we see?
 
 
September 22, 2019
What Do We See? ... Grace
 
Focus Scriptures: 
1 Timothy 2:1-7     Luke 16:1-13

Jesus tells a parable to his disciples about a rich man whose manager was found to be dishonest and was squandering the rich man's property. With the knowledge that he was about to lose his job, the manager when out among the people and inquired of what their debt amounts were. After being told, the manager reduced each person's debt by taking his own commission out of the amount owed. This radical show of grace endures him to the people and earns the respect of the rich man. the manager was in a desperate situation but instead of lash out or become resentful or angry, he responds with unlimited grace for others. In 1 Timothy, we are instructed to be full of grace for all in our prayers. We are called to be inclusive and loving to all, especially in our actions and prayers. May we practice showering those around us with unlimed grace in both our actions and in our prayers.

Daily Devotion
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

1Timothy 1:13-14,17 “even though I was formally a blasphemer, persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.“ Paul is writing to Timothy something of a confession explaining his journey. He was a man with no faith, therefore wasn’t concerned with the persecution he would face for his own actions. But he explains that he had received mercy from God through the love of Christ Jesus. How often we see violence in our world, wondering how can this happen? The act of “ignorance in unbelief” by others. The lack of love and respect is so evident that we feel hopeless. Remember the mercy of our God is forever strong though. We must continue, as Paul did, to set ourselves up as examples to others. Display love and faith for others to see and they also may want the peace and joy God provides. To heal wounds and lessen the hatred we see around us. Let us share and witness to the “King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.” Prayer: Lord, give peace of mind to those suffering ignorance. Let them feel the mercy and joy God provides by allowing God into their lives. May we be the example of God’s work. Amen

Written by Kerri Lawton


 

 
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