Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Nine years ago, I was surprised when my Bible teacher said, “You don’t have to like everybody but you have to love them.” “If you don’t like some people, how do you love them? It’s possible!” I had thought.
God has called us to love one another. God has called husbands to love their wives – just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her – to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word, and to present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church – for we are members of his body (Ephesians 25-27). Let us live in Christ and love like He does. Let us obey the Word and submit to the Spirit.
Moses regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because HE SAW HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE (Hebrews 11:26-27). Do you have a vision of God? What do you see?
Oswald Chambers: If we have only what we have experienced, we have nothing. But if we have the inspiration of the vision of God, we have more than we can experience. Beware of the danger of spiritual relaxation.
What do you desire most?
Dear Father God,
You know the desires of our heart… Let the desires of our heart be in line with Yours. Enlighten us. Empower us. I know that the desires of Your heart will come to pass. One day, You will see the Bride of Christ – holy and cleansed by the Word; radiant without stain, wrinkle or blemish; holy and blameless. Hallelujah! Amen!
Wake up, Jesus is coming soon…
Lam Yee Ling