Sunday, April 21, 2013

This Is the Day

Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? Does it seem like you have too much to do and too little time to do it? Modern life can be very hectic. It has become nearly impossible to support a family on one income. As a result, more and more children are being left to raise themselves, while both parents work themselves into early graves just trying to keep up.

The Bible says, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) God only gives us one day at a time. He didn’t design us to handle more than that or He would give it to us. Our problem is that we have been conditioned by society to focus on all the unnecessary things the world has to offer to such a point that we tend to start thinking of them as necessities. Once that happens, we start putting more of our time and effort into acquiring these things and our relationships with God, our families, and friends suffer for it.

God didn’t put us here to serve ourselves and acquire stuff. He put us here to serve Him and reach the lost with the gospel. He has promised to provide for our needs as long as we keep Him first in our priorities. Too many people have this idea that their jobs or family activities are too important to give up if church interferes with them. God allowed us to have our jobs and families, and He can take them away if we put them ahead of Him.

Matthew 6:24-34
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Joshua 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 

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