Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scripture of the Day - July 28, 2012

Revelation 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write...
9  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)... 
10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer... be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

God is not impressed by size. He is not impressed by our oratory skills. He is not impressed with our ability to draw deep truths from His word and expound on them to the masses (who sit in awe). The little church in Smyrna suffered greatly because it stood for the truth of God's word. They didn't water it down to suit popular opinion and gain the crowds thus they were persecuted  by those who hated God's message. 
Perhaps they wondered...but no, this was the messaged that was once delivered to the saints...they had to stick to it! They might have seemed rather pathetic to the world around them but Jesus told them they were rich and that He will give them a crown of life if they remained faithful. 
To pastors of small churches, don't let the mega churches of today intimidate you. Don't let them make you feel small. Jesus sees right through to the heart of man and just because you call yourself a Christian doesn't mean you are actually following Christ. 
9b ... and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

~Mary Hynes~

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - Ezra 8 & 9, Hebrews 1 and Psalm 103
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - Ezra 10 & Nehemiah 1, Hebrews 2

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May the Lord richly bless you,


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