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Saturday, June 25

This week's promise: We are adopted into God's family
What is your responsibility to the family?



Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.…
Ephesians 6:1 NLT

Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have strong faith and be filled with love and peace.

Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that is appropriate for someone serving the Lord.…they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women…
Titus 2:1-4 NLT





The Christian distinctive

If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God's child and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means that he does not understand Christianity very well. For everything that Christ taught, everything that makes the New Testament new and better than the Old, everything that is distinctively Christian, is summed up in the knowledge of the Fatherhood of God the Father.

J. I. Packer in Knowing God (InterVarsity)
quoted by Kent Hughes in 1000 Great Stories & Quotes (Tyndale House Publishers) pp 164-5


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Sunday, June 26

This week's promise: God will wipe away sorrow forever
Is God concerned about our pain?



He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears.…
Isaiah 25:8 NLT

He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.
Revelation 21:4 NLT

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be astounded. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Psalm 40:1-3 NLT



About This Week's Promise

One of the great common denominators of human experience is sorrow. Guaranteed. From the loss of a pet in childhood, to the loss of a childhood through abuse or neglect; from a child losing a parent to a parent losing a child, sorrow is inevitable. From the predictable and necessary to the random and tragic—the losses of life drape the hallways of our years.

The Bible acknowledges that sorrow and grief are part and parcel of human life, even for those who love God. But Scripture does not leave sorrow as the last word. God redeems our losses with his own promise of comfort and hope.


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This week's promise: God will wipe away sorrow forever
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The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous face many troubles, but the Lord rescues them from each and every one.
Psalm 34:18-19 NLT

He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care.

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the guilt and sins of us all.
Isaiah 53:3-6 NLT





Crying ones

Through the pain and sorrow of Christ's experiences on earth, God has experienced the depths of human grief.
You that are called born of God, and Christians, if you be not criers, there is no spiritual life in you; if you be born of God, you are crying ones; as soon as He raised you out of the dark dungeon of sin, you cannot but cry to God.
John Bunyan


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Tuesday, June 28

This week's promise: God will wipe away sorrow forever
Is God concerned about our pain?



Then Jesus wept. The people who were standing nearby said, "See how much he loved him [Lazarus]."
John 11:35-36 NLT

But as they came closer to Jerusalem and Jesus saw the city ahead, he began to cry.

"I wish that even today you would find the way of peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from you. Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you. They will crush you to the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in lace, because you have rejected the opportunity God offered you."
Luke 19: 41-44 NLT



Jesus' example

The story of Lazarus's death and resurrection (John 11:1-44) contains a profound teaching about sorrow. When Jesus arrived and was taken to the graveside, he wept openly. Onlookers were impressed with the power of his grief and immediately recognized it as an indication of his great love: "See how much he loved him," they said.

The tears Jesus shed that day forever validate the experience of human sorrow and grief. Even though we have the hope of resurrection and we know that for the believer physical death is not the final word, our tears and sorrow are appropriate and good. How comforting to know that God himself is willing to walk the way of sorrow with us! Is there any sorrow that you have been unable to express fully? You can share it with the Lord, for he understands your grief fully.


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Wednesday, June 29

This week's promise: God will wipe away sorrow forever
Faith does not isolate us from sadness



Word soon reached Joab that the king was weeping and mourning for Absalom. As the troops heard of the king's deep grief for his son, the joy of that day's victory was turned into deep sadness. They crept back into the city as though they were ashamed and had been beaten in battle. The king covered his face with his hands and kept on weeping, "O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!"
2 Samuel 19:1-4 NLT



Facing grief

King David was paralyzed by grief after learning of the death of his son Absalom. A radical loss can cause a radical grief, a bitterness of spirit that, left unchecked, can eat its way into the core of a peaceful spirit. Soldiers had placed their lives on the line in order to save David from his son's rebellion, and now he could only weep bitterly without acknowledging those who had saved him and his kingdom.

David was in danger of being swallowed up by his own bitterness and losing perspective on the situation as a whole. Undoubtedly, he felt that nothing mattered now. But Joab, often an impulsive and violent man, offered good counsel in this situation. If David didn't get up and thank his soldiers for saving him, he would be in danger of losing his entire kingdom once again.

There is a time to be alone and work through our grief, but we must be careful not to become obsessed and embittered by it. There is also a time to acknowledge and appreciate those who are reaching out to help us—and those who need our encouragement.


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