September 20, 2016

Psalms 90-93 - 
Patience!  You’ve got all the time in the world--whether a thousand years or a day, it’s all the same to you....

Oh!  Teach us to live well!  Teach us to live wisely and well!...He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go.  If you stumble, they’ll catch you, their job is to keep you from falling...

”If you hold on to me for dear life’” says God, “I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me.”  

How magnificent your work, God!  How profound your thoughts!                  
                                        

Philemon - Every movement we make in response to God has a ripple effect, touching family neighbors, friends, community

Philemon 1 - 
Every time your name comes up in my prayers I say, “Oh, thank you God!”  I keep hearing of the love and faith you have for the Master Jesus which brims over to other believers. I have a favor to ask you...

While here in jail, I’ve fathered a child, so to speak.  And here he is, hand-carrying this letter - Onesimus!  He was useless to you before; now he’s useful to both of us...  

Maybe it’s all for the best that you lost him for a while.  You’re getting him back now for good--and no more slave this time, but a true Christian brother!  That’s what he was to me-- he’ll be even more than that to you.