Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 9, 2020
Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4
When I was a new believer, I hate to admit it, but there were times when I was narrow-minded. Even while my affection for Christ grew, my views about where God would work in the lives of others narrowed. I know it sounds crazy, but I ignorantly thought God would work here, but not there. . .in this denomination, but not in that one.
I am thankful that since that time, my views have significantly changed.
Now I find it glorious that God is at work in all people in all religions everywhere across the globe. He ignores the boundaries we place between ourselves. He loves all of creation and all people He has made.
I recently watched a video about a Muslim man who had never heard of Jesus. One night, while in jail, he called out to God. Christ appeared to him and revealed His identity. The man wept and wept when He realized Christ was his Savior.
Isn’t it fantastic—that across the globe—Jesus is working in the lives of Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Christians, and all peoples to draw them to himself?
Jesus isn’t into religion; He’s into love. He’s not about rules; He’s about relationship—and He wants people everywhere to know Him.
Perhaps, this is why Christ didn’t preach a denomination. He didn’t tell people to go to a particular church, or follow a particular person, apart from himself. He simply told us to love one another.
Sadly, there is often competition in the body of Christ. Different denominations sometimes believe they have a bigger piece of the truth pie, that they know more than others. We do ourselves—and others—a great disservice when we buy into the lie that we are superior to those in denominations with which we may not agree on every theological point.
I imagine that when we all go home to heaven, we will be blown away by how little we know. I imagine that we will also be blown away by His glory, grace, and amazing love.
“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance”(2 Peter 3:9).
Lord, thank you that you love all people and that you want us to love one another the way you love us. Teach us to listen, rather than jump to conclusions, assuming that we are superior. Help us to learn from one another and rejoice when we see you at work in the world. Amen.
Make friends with someone who has a different viewpoint of faith than you. Listen and be compassionate and loving toward them.
Enjoy Boyd’s newest and well loved 40 day devotional book: Wisdom For Living. Wise living is all about the Lord Jesus Christ. What is His best? What is His will?
Jesus isn’t into religion; He’s into love. He’s not about rules; He’s about relationship—and He wants people everywhere to know Him. #WisdomHunters #relationship #truth #Jesus
6 minutes – People & Songs/Psalm 23:
If you are blessed by these daily devotionals please prayerfully consider a donation to support Wisdom Hunters Resources. We are trusting the Lord for His provision.
Download our app!
June 14, 2021
“God is your gardener, Jesus is the vine, you are the branch and the Holy Spirit bears the fruit.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 14, 2021 For he was a good man [Barnabas], full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. Acts 11:24 [...]
June 13, 2021
“Out of an overflow of being comforted and loved by Christ, fathers show affection to their children.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 13, 2021 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy [...]
June 12, 2021
“Any understanding of Jesus that does not have sacrificial, self-giving love at its heart is a distortion and misunderstanding of his true identity.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 12, 2021 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do [...]