Daniel 12:3 "Shine Like The Stars Forever." on this week's Word of Grace Devotion with Pastor Joe Marquez.
The Word of Grace Devotion for The Week of January 7, 2019
Shine Like The Stars Forever
Daniel 12:3, “And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”
Beloved, this past Sunday was Vision Sunday for us at Grace CC. Each year we choose a portion of Scripture and apply it to us congregationally and personally. This year the Lord led me to Daniel 12:3, which reads, “And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”
The application for us as believers is as follows: (1) are we making wise eternal decisions with our time, talent and treasure? (2) Are we intentionally and purposefully reaching out to others to bring them back to fellowship? Are we turning many to righteousness?
The truth of the matter is that so many people live lives without any eternal vision. They are myopic, focusing only on the short time that they have here on earth rather than the eternal life that lies ahead of them. I want us to focus on the eternal and make wise decisions, which are eternal. Hence, if we live forever, we should make choices every day that follow that truth.
Secondly, since there is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun; our desire should be for the misplaced and lost. I encouraged our fellowship to write down the names of five people who have either left their fellowship with God or who have no relationship with God and began to pray for them and to ray for them everyday! We need to be intentional about turning many to righteousness.
Beloved, the time is short. Jesus is coming soon! May we live wisely with what time we have left on this earth!
I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!
In Jesus Name-