First this morning I will share what the Lord impressed upon me this morning right as I was waking that I should share.
No matter how good you are, no matter how much good works you do, no matter who you know, the only way ANYONE will get to heaven is by asking the Lord Jesus Christ to be their Savior, by repenting for all the sin in their life. There is no other way. No other prayer that will do it. Anything else that you try to get to heaven is worthless. Are works bad? No, but they are if you think that will be the way you get to heaven. Is prayer bad? No, but unless it is the prayer of salvation it won't get you to heaven. Do you have to prayer for salvation more then once? Not if you truly mean it the first time. If this is for you I would love to get a response either as a comment or to my email. I would love to add you to the list of people I pray for.
Ok with that said, here is todays reading.
:7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, come up hither: than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another.
Have a problem with someone? Discuss it with them. Don't gossip by telling everyone else and that person has no clue why you are upset with them.
:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Wow this shows how important self control is doesn't it?
:6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver is tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Are my words pure? I pray they are.
1 Sam 12
In verse 12 Samuel tells them that God was their king, but that they weren't satisfied with that.
:17-19 Samuel tells them that he will call to the Lord to bring a storm on the wheat harvest because of their wickedness in asking for a king.
He goes on to say because they repented and said they shouldn't have done that, if they follow God, then He will lead them through their king.