LIFe with God: August 13, 2018

Posted on August 13, 2018

Scripture

Ruth 4

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Observation

How is Boaz, as the kinsman redeemer, a picture of Christ? What does the fact that Ruth–a Moabite and not a citizen of Israel–is in the lineage of Christ (and the great-grandmother of King David) reveal to us?

Application

Am I thankful that Jesus bought my inheritance to provide for me forever? Have I thanked God for including foreigners and pagans in his plan of salvation–that Jesus is the Savior for every ethnic group?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You for the example of Boaz and the picture he gives us of how Christ became our kinsman by taking on human flesh and our Redeemer by buying our eternal inheritance with His blood! Thank You that even as one of the lowest people in the culture of Israel at that time–a woman, a foreigner, a pagan, and a beggar–You loved Ruth and provided for her and used her to accomplish Your plan to establish the line of David through which Jesus the Messiah would come! Help me to love people regardless of their social or financial status, gender, or ethnicity, knowing that You love them and Jesus died for them, too, and that You can use anyone to accomplish Your purpose. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Pray to BLESS!
One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #32: What do justification and sanctification mean?

Children’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness.

Adult’s Answer: Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us.

Memory Verse

1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)

You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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