Rev. Ray's September 29, 2021 Devotion
September 29, 2021, 1:23 PM

Take time to finish something you've started this Wednesday! Rev. Ray's 29th Day of September Devotion

“Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.” 2 Corinthians 8:11

Paul wrote to the congregation at Corinth to strongly encourage them to complete the mission offering that they had started a year before. The church in Jerusalem was struggling and needed help. There were other churches that had far less who had finished their offering. Now, a year later the Corinthian Church leaders were still discussing it.

There are some things around our house that bother me. I try to not see them, but they are there. I have even hidden some of them, but sooner or later I open a box or a closet door and they stare back at me. You probably have some too. They are those pesky unfinished projects. Once they seemed like good ideas, but now they are another ghost from the past that haunts us each time we see them.

This morning the question is, “Has the Lord given us something to do that is currently on the Unfinished List?”

According to Paul we prove the sincerity of our love by striving to complete our God given task. As long as there is one lost sheep or lonely and hurting people we have unfinished business.

The Bible has much to say about finishing the work of the Kingdom. Moses finished the Tabernacle. Nehemiah finished the wall around the Holy City. Jesus finished the work that the Father had given Him to do. Paul finished the race of life that was given to him. Most important of all are the words that Jesus cried out from the cross, “IT IS FINISHED.” Then salvation’s work was done.

“It is finished, the battle is over
It is finished, there'll be no more war
It is finished, the end of the conflict
It is finished and Jesus is Lord”

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray


 
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