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THE FIRST SECONDS

Devotional for Friday February 25, 2022


Morning James 4:13-17

Noon Psalm 2

Evening Mark 12:28-34



When, as a result of maturity, we are able to understand the importance of time, we accept our inability to reverse the lost hours and we begin to plan and organize each day. We assign a time for grooming, another time for devotion and, from then on, we continue to add activities until we complete each day, always prioritizing the most important things. In general, we do our best, although sometimes we do not manage to complete all the planned activities. The morning has surprised me with new strength and I want to start again. Today promises to be a good day. I will begin on my knees praying to the Father for His guidance and then spend a few minutes thanking Him. I am not quite sure how to continue, I want to add to each resolution the constant "God willing", and so I will complete the rest of the hours on my agenda. I can't say anything about the results, and even if the experience moves me to think otherwise and I have only managed to organize the first seconds, I cling to those mercies that the Lord renews for his own at every dawn, trusting that everything will be alright. At the right hand of the Father, it will always be different. For the Lord, the best and most precious of my time.


Written by Yoandry Jimenez

Translated by C.D.R.Sunza

 

Morning James 4:13-17

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.


Noon Psalm 2

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.



Evening Mark 12:28-34

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

 

Prayer Guide: [Cuba-San Germán] and [México-Amado Gómez]

February's challenge: Show love, not only with words but with deeds, to your relatives, to your spiritual brothers and the neighbors. Give them flowers, make a donation when needed, write something special to them, help the needy, feed the hungry, etc. Pray for this daily.


Annual Bible reading: Deuteronomy 29, 30, 31

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