Read the “0918 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
“And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.” (Daniel 12:9-13)
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:43-48)
Good morning. One look at the world today and you can see the wicked doing their wickedness. They hate God, and they hate you! But Jesus tells us to love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use and persecute you. The wicked do wickedly because they do not understand. They need to know the LORD before they will understand spiritual things. Maybe our prayers should be not only for our country, but for the salvation of our leaders. And I don’t mean to pray for their demise, pray for their salvation: they need to get saved. Until they get saved they will still murder babies, and tell your 4-year olds that he can become a she, and she can become a he if they want. Life is short. Pray for our leaders. Show them the love of Christ. Time is short. James tells us that our life is like a vapour…
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14)
Maybe someone in your family wronged you, are you holding a grudge? Life is too short to not show God’s love to someone. Do you want them to go to Hell? It’s easy to hold a grudge. It’s easy not to speak to anyone again. And it was probably over something stupid. What would Jesus do? He would forgive them. That is what you and I have to do. If they don’t change, then pray for them. Pray for the politicians who have wronged you, and pray for the family members who have wronged you. Remember that the LORD has forgiven you. You can have…
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