Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Theme: THE ESSENCE OF WORSHIP

Text:  “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31

Comment: The understanding that is inherent in our prayers, though we do not often say it, is that God’s will should be done in our lives.  We submit ourselves to the will of God knowing that as a faithful Creator, the Almighty Father cares for us  and would not allow anything evil to happen to us.  (Matthew 6:25-34) If God so cares for the life of birds, then it stands to reason that His worshippers’ well-being is uppermost in His mind. “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:10-13) Even death, if allowed by God is understood by the faithful as an escape from the evil to come. (Isaiah 57:1,2) Scripture states: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.  – Jeremiah 29:11.

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