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Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He lived them to the end.
And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that His Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. John 13:1-5
Father in heaven, how good it is to know that we come from You. We are Yours by creation. You have uniquely created us and fitted us for specific purposes just as You did Jeremiah. Yet wonder above wonders is the knowledge that we go to You. We are Yours by redemption, too. You have given Your only begotten Son to bring us back to You.
Messages in the media, voices from the past and enticements in advertisements bombard us with lies that we are not enough, that we must have something more to be acceptable and valuable. We are not:
Help us to live our days knowing how valuable we are to You. Teach us to be content with who You made us to be, not comparing ourselves with others and envying their appearance, relationships, talents, positions or possessions.
Thank You that Jesus gives us the strength to be content in who we are and what we have. He will never leave us nor forsake us but love us to the end. We pray in His name. Amen
Then the word of the LORD came to me saying:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified (Margin = set you apart) you;
I ordained (Margin = appointed) you a prophet to the nations.”
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.”
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 1 Timothy 6:6-8
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say:
“The LORD is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content; I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13
Posted: Mon 03 Jun 2019