Monday June 6, 2022

Monday – June 6th – James 1:11     -----      
1:11)   For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.

The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Welcome to Monday! Even though schools are out and summer, albeit not officially summer for a couple of weeks, activities are ramping up. SunRise is still a busy place and lots of things are happening. This new week brings with the Intro to Yoga classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings – as of this writing there are still a few open spots on Wednesday so check out the events page on either the website or the SunRise app. Also, this week preparations are in the works for VBS week beginning on June 20th – still a few spots to grab either as a participant or a helper. Don’t forget to return your VBS supply donations by next Sunday. And the adult mission team heading to Appalachia is pulling together last-minute items for their trip beginning next Monday the 13th. When the mission statement of SunRise is to “Populate The Kingdom of Heaven” there really are no slow times when a person’s soul is in the balance. What are you doing this month to make a difference in someone’s life now and in their eternal destination?
    In our pick verse today, James concludes his teaching on our striving to balance the Christian life regardless of our social or economic status. In this verse he uses the example of how the sun affects the life cycle of plants. We have all seen for ourselves how a hot August sun can quickly fade the beauty of flowers, the growing of grass, and the productivity of garden plants. He uses this example to remind us that every material thing we possess, including our wealth, will eventually fall short in bring lasting or permanent satisfaction during our lifetime. Every item in life has a shelf life. Buildings are erected and over the course of time will one day crumble and collapse. Shiny new objects will eventually fade and rust. Even our human bodies will transition from vibrant, strong, and full of energy to become frail and unreliable. The one and only thing that is permanent and never changes is the promise of God to grant us eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. The cost on our part is to simply say “Yes”!  Who do you know today that needs to hear this simple message of the Good News?

  Pastor Jim
Tuesday – June 7th – James 1:12

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Location 29232). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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