December 7 No Greater Joy

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                   John 3 3-4 Hosea 6:1-9:17;  3 John 1;  Psalm 126:1-6;  Proverbs 29:12-14

“It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell me about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth.  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children and walking in the truth.”

 

No greater joy!  Parents, grandparents, pastors and teachers delight when they see those they love, care for, shepherd continue their walk with the Lord–that they live the truth of the Gospel. 

No greater joy than seeing fruit of the Spirit manifested in loving, kind acts;  self controlled lives; hearts at peace; one with the Spirit of God.

No greater joy!  Our God looks at His beloved children and rejoices in their humble service to those around them and unswerving devotion to His Son.

No greater joy!   May it be our aim to share our faith in the One who brings this joy to us.

Lord God, you delight to see us–your children–walking in your truth, walking in your ways, walking with Jesus even when it’s not popular or safe to do so.  Protect us, Lord, from sheep in wolves clothing who would distort your truth, water down your Word, misdirect our devotion.  Forgive us when we’ve listened to the siren song of the world and departed from your ways.  Restore us and place us on the true path once again.  For Jesus’ sake, Amen.

 

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