Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Acts 17:1-9

1 Passage: Acts 17:1-9

1 Verse: Verse 7. ". . . and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."

1 Prayer: Thank You, Father, for making Jesus our king. Thank You for accepting me into His kingdom. Thank You for delivering me from the kingdoms of this world and making my first citizenship in heaven and not on earth only. Please help me to walk according to the decrees of my King Jesus, who humbly serves not to aggrandize His own power or unfairly protect Himself or His own cronies or promote His own interests above all others. Allow me to walk as He walked -- in love toward even His enemies, in peace to those who would do violence against Him, in truth when those around Him gained advantage over Him through lies, in self-denying humility and other-affirming gentleness even when force might seem to be the only way to succeed. And I pray that my president -- who claims that Jesus is also his king, though he seems to want to behave more like Caesar -- would learn to act more like Jesus, too.

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Tomorrow's passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:17 -18

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