August 3 “Uncommon friends”

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To my “Uncommon Friends”:

I hope you are still enjoying these #bibleinayear / #biblechallenge posts. And I humbly ask that you share them on FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites. I try to make that easy with the “sharing is caring” and “tweet this” buttons.

There are so many out there who are missing the blessings of regular time spent in God’s Word, who are hurting and don’t know that the Bible has answers. I’ll never meet many of them, but they are your “uncommon friends” and family members. Your FB pages, Pinterest boards, and Twitter accounts can reach them. Social media can be used to do evil or it can be used to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I can put these posts on my website, but I need your help if I’m going to reach more.

And if you haven’t already, please consider signing up to receive these posts by email. It would be a great encouragement to me.

And if you only visit occasionally or this is your first time, thank you!

Read more about what it means to be an “uncommon friend” below.

On to the Word …

Today’s Readings:
Esther 7 & 8
Psalm 90.7-17
Proverbs 22.10-11

Esther 7 & 8:

Fear of God

The last sentence of these two chapters sums up God’s purpose in all that He does. It says:

“Then many of the people of the land became Jews, because fear of the Jews fell upon them.”

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He desires that all would be saved and come into a knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2.4). The MacArthur Daily Bible notes remind us that it wasn’t that the people in Esther’s day turned to God because they feared the people, but they saw that the Sovereign God the Jews served had power and authority and their false gods did not.

What do people in the world understand about God by observing you? Do others want to have a relationship with Him because of your life?

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