Too many men in addictions and many more that haven’t admitted to addictions have gotten themselves on the wrong side of the law. Unpaid child support, traffic violations, fines, bench warrants, skipping court dates. We can all say that we love Jesus and he will provide for all of our needs. But following Jesus also means following his word. 1 Peter 2:13-16 tells us we must” submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority” By taking care of our earthly duties we can truly live at peace with our Lord and savior.
A brother in Christ recently took action to get his driver’s license restored after many years. Seeing how calm he was that he didn’t have to worry about getting caught driving without a license, makes him a better Christian and person. “Doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men” 1 Peter 2:15. Know a brother that may be struggling with legal matters that may come to rear its ugly head at any moment. Encourage them to face their dark past that so that they may be able to be a shining light to others.
Written by Robert Breault: Robert is a full time staff member at America’s Keswick and married to his lovely wife Shirley.
The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 64; Proverbs 3
Daily Quote: “The world does not understand theology or dogma, but it understands love and sympathy.” ~Dwight L. Moody
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
17 Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God[a] is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.
To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.