July 9

Posted on Jul 9, 2018

“You know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. And you became followers of us and of the Lord” (1 Thess 1:5-6). A recent believer wrote the following to a friend who had encouraged her to find new life in Christ: “I saw that you lived by convictions and priorities and not just by convenience, selfish pleasure, and financial gain. And I had never met anyone like that before. I felt a depth of love and concern as you listened to me…you demonstrated kindness and generosity—and not just to me, but to other people, as well. And you stood for something. You were willing to go against the grain of society and follow what you believed to be true, no matter what people said, and no matter how much it cost you. And for those reasons and a whole host of others, I found myself really wanting what you had. Now that I’ve become a Christian, I wanted to write to tell you I’m grateful beyond words for how you lived out your Christian life in front of me.”

Today’s Reading: Psalms 143-145 Memorize: John 3:36