15 September: Falsely Accused!
What would you do if you found your life turned upside down? After being falsely accused, you spend the next two years in prison…
READ ACTS 24 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When our Michael died, one of the first things my sister said was, “I don’t understand. After everything you’ve done for God, and He repays you with this!” The concept of “reaping” blessing, after you “sow” into His Kingdom (either with money, or your efforts), wasn’t a new thing to me. It had been a growing teaching for at least 20 years, in the circles I’d been traveling in. At its peak, Mark came home upset after seeing a huge billboard in South Africa that read, “God wants you rich!
So how do you explain why bad things happen to good people – and, in Paul’s case, this included being falsely accused and locked up?! I think the answer is in the bigger picture. True worship of the Creator God, includes following His Way and agreeing with His rules and His promises. [v14] However, while this is true, it’s most certainly about my focus on the finish line. [v15] It’s about my daily choices to live a lifestyle of righteousness and self-control, in light of my “life assessment” that’s to come. [v25] I want to trust my Maker in the sunshine, and the rain…
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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Wanting to speak directly with the One writing your story? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
May I be part of the many peoples who praise You, God. May all the peoples praise You! [Psalm 67:3]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: God’s GRACE on New Caledonia[b]
Your Country: Children in Juvenile Correction Facilities
Yourself: Faithfulness in sharing God’s Good News message
Your concerns for today
In my distress I called to You Lord, and You answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and You heard my cry. [Jonah 2:2]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Father God, help me to remember that my wrongdoings have kept blessing away; my sins have deprived me of good. [Jeremiah 5:25]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
Thank-you Lord that through faith, I’m shielded by God’s power, until the coming of the salvation that’s ready to be revealed in the last time. [1 Peter 1:5]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Being a Good “Caretaker”
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” [Hebrews 13:5]
[a] Matthew 6:5-15
[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31