July 6, 2021
Evening Ecclesiastes 7:10
Today, many people spend the majority of their life re-visiting experiences from their past. Some blaming themselves for mistakes they’ve made, and some blaming others for things they have done many years ago — many regretting the time that was wasted that could have been used to do something more important, and some wishing they could go back to relive memories of the past. Nonetheless, every one of these people are wasting the time of most importance: today.
There’s a saying that says that those who live in the past don’t take advantage of today, and therefore won’t have much to tell about in the future. It’s not that it’s bad to remember your past. In fact, it can be gratifying in some cases. However, making this a daily habit is not necessary. Christ Himself made sure to bury our past, and for His honor and glory, we have been made new creatures in Him. So, this enough for us to break free from the chains of the past. Until we stop blinding ourselves with what has already passed, we may be passing up the opportunity for new triumphs. Leave the past where it is and instead live in the present so that when the future arrives, you have something to smile about regarding your past.
While we live in the past, we relinquish on the opportunity of enjoying the present.
--Naty Leidy González
Translation made by the Communications Department.
Morning Philippians 3:13-14
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Noon Psalm 85
LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land:
Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people,
Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath:
Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
4Turn us, O God of our salvation,
And cause thine anger toward us to cease.
5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?
Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6Wilt thou not revive us again:
That thy people may rejoice in thee?
7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD,
And grant us thy salvation.
8I will hear what God the LORD will speak:
For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: But let them not turn again to folly.
9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him;
That glory may dwell in our land.
10Mercy and truth are met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11Truth shall spring out of the earth;
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good;
And our land shall yield her increase.
13Righteousness shall go before him;
And shall set us in the way of his steps.
Evening Ecclesiastes 7:10
Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.
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