2 Minute Read + Scripture readings

TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Isaiah 45:11–48:11
Ephesians 4:1-16
Psalm 68:19-35
Proverbs 24:3-4

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Ephesians 4:1 (CSB): “Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received,”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

Our Verse for Today reminds us that salvation isn’t just about where we will spend eternity. It is about how we will spend today.

We aren’t simply saved so that we can go to Heaven one day. If that were true, we’d depart for our eternal home as soon as we trusted in Jesus for eternal life.

But, instead, God leaves us here. We are left to show a lost world what it looks like to follow Jesus. We are left to show how good our God is so that they might also consider following Him.

Yet, all too often, Jesus-followers aren’t following Jesus.

We need the same instruction and reminder that Paul gave the Ephesian Christians.

Ephesians 4:1 (CSB): “Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received,”

Are you walking worthy of your calling? Will you depend upon the Lord today to do so?

Friend, you are the only “Jesus” some will ever see.

“You’re the only Jesus
some will ever see
And you’re the only words of life,
some will ever read
So let them see in you
the One in whom
is all they’ll ever need
‘Cause you’re the only Jesus,
some will ever see”
(“You’re the Only Jesus” by the Imperials)

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