WEEK 4, DAY 4: He is Seated at the Right Hand of the Father
There are two primary responsibilities Jesus gave His followers. First, the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) says to love God, and love others. Second, the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8-9) says to be Jesus’ witnesses and to make disciples of all nations. Everything about being a Christian is summarized in these two commandments. Love God. Love others. Make disciples of all nations.
These commands are foundational for everybody who has professed faith in Jesus Christ. And for nearly 2,000 years, Christians around the world have been asking questions such as: What must we do to fulfill these responsibilities well?
Fortunately, God has provided us with the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct us as we set out to love God, love others, and make disciples. Because of the Holy Spirit, we have everything we need to fulfill these responsibilities well. And as we continue to rely on wisdom from God’s Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit, each and every one of us will be more and more like Christ. We will grow in our love for God, our love for others, and will naturally want to help others grow as well.
READING & JOURNALING:
Think back to when you first professed faith in Christ (whether it’s 3, 5, 10, or 20+ years). In what ways have you grown in your love for God, love for others, and in making disciples of all nations? (Consider asking a trusted friend or family member for examples of how they have seen you grow through the years.)
Heavenly Father, I know that because of my time in Your Word, in prayer, and in fellowship with other Christians, I have grown through the years. Yet there are still times when I doubt myself, and wonder why You’ve entrusted me to fulfill these commands. Today I simply pray that You will help me to see myself as You do. Significant. Worthy. Accepted. Secure. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Proverbs 31
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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