Daily Encouragement

August 20 – Delight Yourself in the LORD!

August 20
Esther 8:1-10:3
1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
Psalm 37:1-11
Proverbs 21:23-24

Esther 8:14 -Why did the couriers hurry? Because they had an important message that would save the lives of many people! There was a limited amount of time until this people would die, and they had the message that could save their lies! This wasn’t just an ordinary message – this was a message from the king!

We have a message that our King has given us. There’s a limited time left to get this message out to the ends of the earth. This message can save people’s lives – let’s hasten and spread the royal message!

1 Corinthians 12:27 – What is your role in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 13:1 – Look at the things that you can do and yet be meaningless:

  • speak with the tongues of men and angels
  • gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries
  • have faith to remove mountains
  • bestow all my goods to feed the poor
  • give my body to be burned

1 Corinthians 13:4 – What is charity? (love today seems to be a feeling – “I love this song,” “love is love,” “as long as our love shall last” – let’s use the KJV word charity so we’re not confusing this determination with this temporal emotion)

  • long suffering
  • kind
  • not envying
  • not vaunting
  • not puffed up
  • not unseemly
  • seeking not her own
  • not easily provoked
  • thinketh not evil
  • rejoiceth not in iniquity
  • rejoiceth in truth
  • beareth all things
  • believeth all things
  • hopeth all things
  • endureth all things

1 Corinthians 13:13 – Faith can move mountains, Hope is the assurance (not the hope-so guess) of eternal life, but Charity is greater. Why? How? Because it was Charity, Love, that brought the hope thru faith to us ! (John 3:16).

Psalm 37:2 – The lawnmower’s theme verse! Yes – we have some simple commands:

  • Trust in the LORD and do good (Psalm 37:3)
  • Delight thyself also in the LORD (Psalm 37:4)
  • Commit thy way unto the LORD (Psalm 37:5)
  • Rest in the LORD (Psalm 37:7)

What will we have if we do that?

  • Land and food (Psalm 37:3)
  • Desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4)
  • our way will come (Psalm 37:5)
  • righteousness and judgment (Psalm 37:6)
  • inherit the earth (Psalm 37:9)
  • Abundance of peace (Psalm 37:11)

Take time to delight yourself in the LORD – His way is best! From the Herbster Trio:

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