Tuesday June 8, 2021

Tuesday – June 8th – 1 Thessalonians 2:17-18     -----     
 
2:17 But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire. 
18 Therefore we wanted to come to you--even I, Paul, time and again--but Satan hindered us. 
 
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
       A HEAD HUNG IN DESPAIR CANNOT SCAN THE HORIZON OF GOD’S PROVISION.*
 
     Hello Tuesday! Great words today in our inspirational thought. Our attitude directly affects our perceptions in life. When we walk around with our heads down, we ultimately miss the limitless work of God in our creation. The other day Beth and I were out on a hike, and I caught myself keeping a close watch on my steps, but when I looked up, I had a fantastic view of the trees, birds, and animals displayed overhead. Granted my downward eyes were on the outlook for snakes on the path of - which I only saw one very tiny baby snake - but when my eyes went skyward, I saw even more of the majestic beauty of God’s handiwork.
 
    In our pick verses for today Paul continues sharing his personal story of the expected reality of challenges to our attempts to witness about Jesus. Paul is reminding the Thessalonians of the incidents when he and Silas were in Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-10) and how the jealous Jews leaders incited false witnesses against Paul and his preaching. Paul understood the source of this persecution as being the work of the evil one. Satan’s job description includes throwing obstacles in the path of believers so as to distract them from their witness and service for the Kingdom. Many of the difficulties that hinder us from accomplishing God’s work can be directly attributed to the devil working against us. However, friends it is important to remember that the power of God is always greater than the tempting of Satan.

Blessings
  Pastor Jim
Wednesday – June 9th - 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
 
*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Location 29509). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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