January 8, Devotional Daily......STAND BEFORE KINGS
Devotional Reading for the year
YOU WILL STAND BEFORE KINGS
Proverbs 31:14 “She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.”
She is compared to a ship that sails into a distant market and returns with goods. As in her time, and in this present time, there are many parts of the world where there is no refrigeration, and shopping must be done on a daily bases. She is willing to make this sacrifice for the welfare of her family.
She didn’t necessarily do just what was convenient, or what was easy.
She went extra distance and put in extra time to do what she felt was best for her family.
Why would she bring “her food from afar?”
Because of delicacies or treats were not easily obtained.
And she was a wise shopper (Weighing the value of time invested to money saved.)
She is diligent.
In Titus 2:5, we see God giving primary responsibility for the “keeping of the home” to the woman. This encompasses many things. In Proverbs 31 there are numerous references to the responsibility of the woman to oversee the clothing needs of herself and her family.
Do you have some spare time? Find someone who you can help ~ don’t just sit idle or waste your time. Have an attitude that says “What can I do to help?” Be a seeker of opportunities
DO YOU KNOW THAT ALL HAVE SINNED?
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)
DO YOU KNOWTHE PENALTY FOR SIN?
“For the wages of sin is death . . .” (Romans 6:23)
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SIN DEBT HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL?
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us
to God . . .” (I Peter 3:18)
WILL YOU REPENT OF YOUR SIN AND TURN TO GOD?
“. . . that they should repent and turn to God . . .” (Acts 26:20b)
WILL YOU TRUST JESUS, AND NO WORKS OF YOUR OWN, FOR SALVATION?
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is
counted for righteousness.” (Romans 4:5)
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his
mercy he saved us . . .” (Titus 3:5a)
WILL YOU TRUST THE ETERNITY OF YOUR SOUL COMPLETELY
TO JESUS CHRIST?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . . .” (Acts 16:31)
I CHOOSE TO TRUST JESUS CHRIST AND HIS FINISHED PAYMENT FOR MY SIN.
To trust Jesus Christ as your Savior, pray a prayer similar to this one: “Lord, I know that I am a sinner. Please forgive my sins, come into my life and be my Saviour. I am trusting You and You alone as payment for my sins. Help me live for You from this day forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”