SUNDAY, APRIL 28
Scripture: Luke 6:46-49
In Luke 6:46-49 we are told, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. (ischuo) But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” If we do God’s Word, the promise is that our works count for eternity. Even if we die in the process, our actions count for eternity because what we do for God and not just for self is that which is eternal. We are either going to do the Word or we’re not! We choose to serve other people with our giving, serve other people with our time, serve other people by reversing the curse and breaking the authority of the enemy in their lives. God honors our choices. Giving ourselves to build God’s Kingdom versus our own is eternal! That choice is the high calling! We are either going to bow to God’s purpose or we choose our own. By choosing to serve others and yield to the Holy Spirit, we choose the eternal work that is Christ-like! Ischuo is available to us!