Today's Good News

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April 14                      Isaiah 40:6-8

6 A voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout?” “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. 7 The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the LORD . And so it is with people. 8 The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” 


God and His Word are eternal.  We are not.  We need to review how we are living and what our focus is.  We need to be focused on the Lord and His goals.  Blessed be the name of the Lord. 




April 13                      Psalm 39:5-7

5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude 6 We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. 7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. 


Hope isn’t some thought of the future.  Hope is based on the Word of God and the faithfulness of our Loving Father.  Our hope is based on His trustworthiness.  Our hope is grounded in the risen Christ, Jesus Lord of all.  Our only hope is in Jesus. 



April 12                      Psalm 39:4

4 “ LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. 


Time will pass entirely too quickly.  I will not have the time I want.  I must do what I can and to be whom God created me to be today.  Not tomorrow or next week-Today!  Lord help me to maximize my time here on Earth for you.  Do the next right thing.  Jesus is Lord. 



April 11                      Psalm 102:11-12

11 My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass. 12 But you, O LORD, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation. 


We do not know the day or hour that we will be called to account for our life.  I am a shadow.  Help me Lord to make every day count and to do those things that count with you.  Praise the Lord. 




April 10                      Psalm 102:1-3

1 LORD, hear my prayer! Listen to my plea! 2 Don’t turn away from me in my time of distress. Bend down to listen, and answer me quickly when I call to you. 3 For my days disappear like smoke, and my bones burn like red-hot coals. 


I cry out to you Lord.  I need you.  Please listen to me and I know You do.  Praise the name of the Lord.  Praise your holy name. 



April 9                        2 Samuel 14:14

14 All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. 


All of us must die one day.  All of us will face that transition from life and the only time we can choose where we are going is in this life.  Will I choose the Lord God Almighty in Jesus Christ as Savior or will I choose another god that is no god to follow.  I would encourage you to choose Jesus.  Choose well. 



April 8                        Ephesians 5:15-17

15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 


You know what the Lord requires of you-ask Jesus to forgive you of your sin and to come into your heart and save you-that’s what you do then you are to be-to love Him with all of your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself.  Think about what you are doing.  Forgive quickly.  Ask for forgiveness when you wrong someone. 




April 7                        1 Peter 1:23-25

23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. 24 As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. 25 But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.


The Scripture says it perfectly.  You have been born again to eternal life in Jesus Christ. 




April 6                        1 Peter 1:18-21

18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake. 21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. 


You are beloved and highly favored by the Creator of the Universe.  He made a way out of this life of travail into His Holy Family.  This life is in His darling Son Jesus.  Christ paid the price for your sin that you could not pay-the perfect for the imperfect.  Jesus is the way, the truth and the life for in Him you both live and have a certain future which no one or nothing can take away from you.  Christ is Lord. 





April 4                        Proverbs 27:1-2

1 Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring. 2 Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth— a stranger, not your own lips. 


We are called to be humble.  Assume a cloak of humility.  That doesn’t mean you are nothing because we know that we belong to Jesus and have inestimable value.  It means we recognize the value of those around us, we respect them and we are striving for their best good.  Set aside your ego and serve the Lord.