July 1 No Less

Image by Matt Gruber

Image by Matt Gruber

2 Kings 18:13-19:37;  Acts 21:1-16;  Psalm 149:1-9;  Proverbs 18:8

“While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.  And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘This is how the Jews in Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'”  When we heard this, we and the people there urged him (Paul) not to go to Jerusalem.  Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart?  For I am ready not only to be imprisioned but even to die for the name of the Lord Jesus.”  And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, “Let the will of the Lord be done.”  Acts 21:10-14

No less for Jesus

  who gave His life for me

    who went to Jerusalem



Whom men reviled and betrayed

   the Lamb

     stood silently



Condemned and cursed

     the Son of God

       hung on the Cross




He who knew no sin

    became sin for me



To live for Him

    who did no less

        than give His all

           that is my call

               to fill



God grant it for Jesus’ sake.  Amen.

Lord God, like St. Paul who did not shrink from suffering and death because of his love and commitment to you, may I willingly go where you want me to go, to do what you would have me to do, to bear the name of Jesus my Lord faithfully.  In His name I pray, Amen.


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