January 14 – It’s A War Of Wills

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It’s A War Of Wills  

January 14
Daily Reading – Genesis 29-30 / Matthew 10

WHAT GOD HAS SAID:

Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.


WHAT I HAVE SEEN:

    Over the years as I have read today’s verse, I saw a positive and negative. If you try to hold on to life, you lose all the benefits of following Christ. If you give up your hold on life, you find joy in this life and the life to come. I still believe this to be true. However, today as I read this verse I saw another way of reading it.

    As I read, “He that findeth his life shall lose it:” I thought of a man who had found in his life that earthly holdings are futile. Fame, riches, pleasures all pass away. Therefore, he decides to give his life to God. So then when it says, “he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” could be talking about the same guy. Either way you read this it still says, to enjoy this life and eternity we must surrender our life to God’s will.


WHAT DO YOU SAY:

  What hold on life might you surrender today?


NEXT WEEK’S DAILY BIBLE READING:

January 15, 2018 Genesis 31-32 Matthew 11:1-19
January 16, 2018 Genesis 33-34 Matthew 11:20-30
January 17, 2018 Genesis 35-37 Matthew 12:1-37
January 18, 2018 Genesis 38-39 Matthew 12:38-50
January 19, 2018 Genesis 40-41 Matthew 13:1 – 35
January 20, 2018 Genesis 42-43 Matthew 13:36 – 58
January 21, 2018 No Passages Assigned  

 

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