Our Daily Elder Devotional
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Sometimes in order to clarify the verse for the day, I include more than one translation. Why do I do that? Each one conveys the exact same message that God has for each us in a different way. The Spirit of God talks to us through His Word. The message is never my message, it is the message of the One who keeps the Universe alive and in motion. I am blessed that you allows me to share what I have been taught through the grace of God with you.
Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.
Triumph and Glory
1 Thessalonians 5:2New International Version (NIV)
2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
Christians have no cause to go around wringing their hands, wondering what they will do in the face of the present world situation. The Scripture says that in the midst of persecution, confusion, wars and rumors of wars, we are to comfort one another with the knowledge that Jesus Christ is coming back in triumph, glory and majesty.
Many times when I go to bed at night I think that before I awaken Christ may come. Sometimes when I get up and look at the dawn I think that perhaps this is the day He will return.
But until that day, God is still working—and so should we. In a world filled with turmoil and hopelessness, we are to pray, and we are to do all we can to alleviate suffering and bring Christ’s love to others. May Jesus’ words become true in your life: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).