We started our work day with 1/2 hour of scripture sharing and prayer and the Lord really blessed our time of devotion.
Here are some of the thoughts we discussed.
–”Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God,” (2Pet 3:11-12).
Looking and watching for the coming of the Lord is a commandment. They that are looking for his coming will have “this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1Joh 3:3).
Those “evil servant [that] shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;” (Mat 24:48) and will “begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken” (Mat 24:49) and will be like the foolish that “said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out” Mat 25:9 and found “the door was shut” (Mat 25:10) to them.
The commandment to all Christians is “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Mat 25:13).
–”Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps (Mat 25:7). The oil is a type of the Spirit of God. The flame and light is the life the Spirit produces in a child of God. The wick is medium that is used to feed the Spirit into the flame or life of the child of God.
We receive the grace of God through reading and studying the Word of God (Rom 10:17), praying in the Spirit (Jud 1:20), worship to God (Heb 13:15), witnessing (Rev 12:11), and the Lord’s supper (1Cor 11:28-30).
To trim your lamp is to be consistent in reading and studying the Word, prayer, worship, witnessing, and partaking the Lord’s supper worthily.
–”…but such as are upright in their way are his [God's] delight” Pro 11:20. If you are living uprightly you are the Lord’s delight!