Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 11/ 1 Chronicles 1 / Mark 9
Mark 9:49 [ESV] For everyone will be salted with fire.
Mark 9:49 [Message] “Everyone’s going through a refining fire sooner or later,
Mark 9: 49: [NLT] “For everyone will be tested with fire.
In today’s reading we see God’s hand of protection in 1 Samuel 11. We see God’s hand of providence in 1 Chronicles, and in Mark 9 we see God’s purpose.
Verses 23,24 of Mark 9 are a couple of my all time favor verses in the Bible.
23 “What do you mean, `If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” 24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
I’m so happy that these verses come before verse 49. In verse 49 Jesus tells us that, “something costly and painful will come into everyone’s life.
Knowing that verse 49 is coming, I love the fact that I’ve got verse 24 to fall back on; “help me”
No matter what the circumstances, trust God, trust God’s Word.
What was true yesterday, is true today, and will be true tomorrow.
In Jesus precious name, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, as you take me through a refining fire, make me mindful that you are taking me through.
Protect, Provide, Purpose in my life