Feb 27, 2022
February 27, 2022
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Then he told him, “A man was giving a large banquet and invited many. At the time of the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who were invited, ‘Come, because everything is now ready.’ “But without exception they all began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.’ “Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m going to try them out. I ask you to excuse me.’ “And another said, ‘I just got married, and therefore I’m unable to come.’ “So the servant came back and reported these things to his master. Then in anger, the master of the house told his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in here the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.’ “‘Master,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, and there’s still room.’ “Then the master told the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges and make them come in, so that my house may be filled. For I tell you, not one of those people who were invited will enjoy my banquet.’”
He said to his disciples, “Offenses will certainly come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Be on your guard. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
What is the chief end of man?
Manʼs chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
Day by Day
Even when I’m at my worst,
I am still of righteous birth
Covered by a saving grace, past, present, future debt erased My heart is changing day by day
When I run like wild fire, I am still a ransomed child
Bought with blood spilt on a tree, sin, death, they have no hold on me My will is changing day by day I’mnotwhoIwas,nowIamwhoIam,asinnersaved
A stumbling saint
Still I’m never alone, He’s alive in my bones, the ghost of God, sanctifies
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
“I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word. May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be made completely one, that the world may know you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me.
Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children, and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
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