Be On Guard

Day 5, Week 5 of Come, Lord Jesus Come (A Love God Greatly Study) Be Ready!

Scripture Reading: Luke 21 (SOAP – Luke 21:34-36)

“But be on your guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will overtake all who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 But stay alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that must happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Luke 21:34-36 NET

I work ahead on the study so that I can have it posted first thing of the morning – so when today (Thursday) became a day of bumps and bruises in my own life and heartache for a local family and school who lost a son and a classmate in a tragic accident – I knew my mind was not going to be able to focus on the passage well enough to write out my thoughts to share. However, as I looked over the few notes I had jotted down in the margin, this one phrase jumped out at me:

Don’t get caught up or weighed down by the cares of this life

Such a fitting message for me today – and everyday. A message that reminds me that those who trust in God, those who keep their thoughts fixed on Him will know His perfect peace. It’s a message that encourages me to keep hoping in the promise of eternity. So imagine my delight when I turned the page in my journal and found the following devotion by a member of the LGG Team. I share it in lieu of my own comments/devotion. Please check it out at the link below.

Reflections: Your turn

How can you keep your heart from being weighed down by the cares of this world?

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