Day 179, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
—Romans 12 (NT)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
Read the passage again, perhaps out loud. How have God’s words moved you? Ponder and meditate what has connected with your heart or mind.
Loving Father, how quickly we can become discouraged about your church, especially when we measure it by attendance, political influence, budget, or programs. Free us from trying to size up your church by the pattern of this world. Instead, keep us in your way of simple service and humble love, energized in your mission, always encouraged, knowing your hands guide and keep your people. Amen. (BC)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism