Today’s thought “Blessed people …” (July 27)

Today’s thought

“Blessed people who trust in God
and share the Good News”

(July 27)

The day before yesterday we made a call for writers. Our Readers Digest and Lifestyle magazine From Guestwriters can do with some more writers on different subjects. We can still do with people who write about family matters, like how to build up a good family life or in present times how to cope with difficulties in the family, make the best our of a newly composed family. We also can do with writers who talk about aspects of environment and who let others also appreciate the wonders of nature. Even telling about what to do in the own garden is an interesting subject where we want to gave space for at From Guestwriters. Nature may receive much more attention, so if you are interested in it, why hesitate writing about it?

We should know that for those who carry God in their heart there are many blessings provided. Those who are willing to share their love for God may count on that God to be with them and to provide them with the means. God is willing to have His eyes on those who want to spread the Name of God and who want to show others that Jesus is the Way to God.

In today’s reading we can see that God is a forgiving God and takes into account that we have regret when we did something wrong and then when we want to do good, He shall be willing to be at our site like He was at the site of the family of David following his sin with Bathsheba and her husband, adultery and murder! God “put away” (2 Samuel 12:13). David’s sin, in the sense he did not suffer the penalty decreed under the law; but he suffered the consequences, his authority with his family had been undermined. What we do wrong we shall have to bear the consequences for, but what we do good shall also be taken into regard. Our good works also count and should be the proof of our faith, because faith without works is death.

The words of Paul come to mind,

“we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

We should be fully aware that we are placed on this world with a purpose. God has a Plan and we should come to fit in that Plan. It is up to us to decide if we want to fit in it or not. Each of us has to bear their own responsibility.

Down through the centuries we can see that there have be lots of people who, like the present generation, did not want to know much about the God of gods, and preferred to have their own worldly idols or gods. But we also can see in the past how there where men of God who did not mind to go against the maelstrom and who where willing to offer their soul for the Word of God (Jeremiah 17:5) .They did not stop to warn people around them about the Great Master Maker, the God of gods.

There where also people who where not afraid to warn people that they had not to be like a shrub in the desert, not to see any good come, dwelling in the parched places … salt land, but that there is a better place for those who trust the God of gods and who are willing to look for that spiritual food that can grow under His guidance.

If we are to survive in the “parched places” that surround us we should fix our eyes on the Higher Power and join hands with those who aim for the same treasure, not the treasures of the world but the treasures of the heavens.

Psalms 40:4 The Scriptures 1998+ (4) Blessed is that man who has made יהוה {Jehovah} his trust, And has not turned to the proud, And those turning aside to falsehood.

Psalms 15:4 The Scriptures 1998+ (4) In whose eyes a reprobate one is despised, But he esteems those who fear יהוה {Jehovah}; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

In the fear of יהוה , Jehovah the Most High God, we can go up to others and show them the marvels of our Only One True God. It is by letting others know the works of our Creator that they can open their eyes to God. By sharing our thoughts on the master-works of our God we give other people the opportunity to coming to learn our Master Maker.

We should let others know that we trust God more than we trust any person of this world. We should let many around us know that we are much better off to trust God and to build up a good relationship with him so that we can stand strong in this world, where so many hearts are deceitful above all things, and desperately sick.

Let us remain healthy in mind being fully conscious that Jehovah searches the heart and tests the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds. Let us be able to say like king David

Psalms 40:8-16 The Scriptures 1998+ (8) I have delighted to do Your pleasure, O my Elohim, And Your Torah is within my heart1.” Footnote: 1Ps. 37:31, Ps. 119:11, Isa. 51:7, Heb. 10:7-9. (9) I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness, In the great assembly; See, I do not restrain my lips, O יהוה {Jehovah}, You know. (10) I did not conceal Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your trustworthiness and Your deliverance; I did not hide Your kindness and Your truth From the great assembly. (11) Do not withhold Your compassion from me, O יהוה {Jehovah}; Let Your kindness and Your truth always watch over me. (12) For evils without number have surrounded me; My crookednesses have overtaken me, And I have been unable to see; They became more than the hairs of my head; And my heart has failed me. (13) Be pleased, O יהוה {Jehovah}, to deliver me; O יהוה {Jehovah}, hasten to help me! (14) Let those who seek to destroy my life Be ashamed and abashed altogether; Let those who are desiring my evil Be driven back and put to shame. (15) Let those who say to me, “Aha, aha!” Be appalled at their own shame. (16) Let all those who seek You Rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your deliverance always say, “יהוה {Jehovah} be exalted!”

Let us help others to come to find the Way to יהוה {Jehovah} and let them understand that there is no reason at all to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written,

Romans 1:16-17 The Scriptures 1998+ (16) For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Messiah, for it is the power of Elohim for deliverance to everyone who believes, to the Yehuḏite first and also to the Greek. (17) For in it the righteousness of Elohim is revealed from belief to belief, as it has been written,

“But the righteous shall live by belief.”1 Footnote: 1Hab. 2:4.

We may trust that the just shall live by faith and that those who respond in the right way to the call of God shall be justified.

The promises of God might not automatically be at work in every life that hears them. Some respond correctly, while others respond improperly. Some enjoy the benefits of God’s promises, whereas others do not. In these two verses, we are given the fundamental response to all that pertains to the gospel of grace. That response is faith. This would certainly include living by the promises of God and following up the tasks given by His sent one, Jeshua (Jesus Christ).

Paul was unashamed of the gospel due to its effective character.

Acts 20:24 The Scriptures 1998+ (24) “But I do not count my life of any value to me, so that I might accomplish my mission with joy, and the service which I received from the Master יהושע {Jeshua}, to bear witness to the Good News of the favour of Elohim.

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We at all times should not be ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Every moment of the day we should make use to show others how that gospel is the power of God to salvation. In our daily activities we should show others how we are under Christ and how we love to share that Good News of the coming Kingdom. The good news about Jesus Christ is essentially the grace of God proclaimed to man:

“the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

This grace is God’s Power poured out unto the saving of souls. This power is experienced by all who place their faith in the gospel, whether Jew or Gentile:

“for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”

It is getting high time that more people let others know that the gospel is really effective, because it holds forth God’s righteousness to sinful man, if he is willing to trust in the Most High Elohim.

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith.”

By coming to be a guest writer or author for From Guestwriters you too may help to show others the promises of God and how He gives so much beauty to all His creatures.  Look at the birds and other animals around us and see all the beautiful plants. Also by showing others the beauty of nature you can show them the Hand of God.

In addition to initial salvation, the good news of God’s grace includes many other promises from God and it is the task of lovers of God to let them be known also to others who do not see God or do not want to believe in Him.

All of us can help to pave the way and can come a helping hand for constructing a strong church by people who fully want to trust in God by wanting to know and by sharing the truth.

and the truth shall make you free . . . When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth” (Matthew 16:18; John 8:32; and John 16:13).

We may count on it that all of these promises are experienced by faith as well, because “the just shall live by faith” – – continually, as well as initially.

Therefore let us respond to God His promises properly and let us not be afraid to take up the task Jesus asked his followers, to spread the Good News.

Please read “Do you have a writer or presenter in you?” and react to it, by giving your candidacy.

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Preceding articles

Sharing your big scriptures for tough times

Man’s own fault and the choice to flee from fear

Belgian Christadelphians 2013 & 2014 in review

Counting sands and stars

Proclaiming shalom, bringing good news of good things, announcing salvation

Salvation, trust and action in Jesus #3 as a Christian

Breathing to teach

Engaging the culture without losing the gospel

The Big Conversation

The Big conversation – Antagonists

Being in isolation #7 Mission work

When having found faith through the study of the Bible we do need to do works of faith

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Additional reading

  1. Welcome to “From guestwriters”
  2. Guestwriters for you
  3. Looking for writers for two Lifestyle Magazines
  4. Do you have a writer or presenter in you?
  5. Broeders in Christus 2013 & 2014 in review
  6. Stepping Toes 2014 in review
  7. From Guestwriters 2015 in review
  8. Which is worse–works without faith, or faith without works?
  9. A Living Faith #3 Faith put into action
  10. Our openness to being approachable
  11. Daring to speak in multicultural environment
  12. Trying to get the youth inspired
  13. Preaching to an unbelieving world
  14. How do I know if I’m called to ministry?
  15. What Should I Preach ?
  16. Learn how to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom
  17. How should we preach?
  18. Preaching by example
  19. A Christian has to have eyes and ears and a tongue to use in good ways
  20. Preaching Christ Is Not Enough
  21. Preachers should know and continue the task Jesus has given his followers
  22. Looking for True Spirituality 7 Preaching of the Good News
  23. Psst! Spread The Good Word! 
  24. Missionary action paradigm for all endeavours of the church
  25. From Bibles and other religious writings and those who witness for Jehovah
  26. Helping websites to prepare for the last days
  27. Christians having the right heart to call others to go to God
  28. Ability (part 7) Thought about the ability to grow as a member of the Body of Christ
  29. Let us make sure we are not stiff-necked
  30. Jehovah’s Witnesses not only group that preach the good news
  31. When looking for God or wanting to relate to the Most High Divine God
  32. Jehovah steep rock and fortress, source of insight
  33. Summer holiday time to knock and ask, and time to share
  34. Reflections on Existence and Teaching
  35. To proclaim the day of vengeance
  36. Go and make disciples of people of all the nations
  37. Perishable non theologians daring to go out to preach
  38. Go! Proclaim! Testify!
  39. Beautiful feet of those who announce the good news

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Further reading

  1. Telling the Greatest Story
  2. 5 Lessons from the Mission Field
  3. Preaching, Prayer, and Danbo
  4. Do you want the good news or the bad news? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media
  5. Top Ten Reasons It’s Cool to Be Christ-like
  6. Psalm 64:9 Pondering God’s Work
  7. Psalm 139:23
  8. Matthew 4:12-23 Follow me and I will make you fish for people
  9. “Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give”
  10. Proclaim
  11. The Wednesday Word: Making too much of Jesus?
  12. Proclaiming His Death

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