Observations from today’s readings and today’s S-WOD, Thursday, 7 April 2022:
Here is a short message on Leviticus 5 delivered by the late Dr. J. Vernon McGee: https://www.blueletterbible.org/audio_video/popPlayer.cfm?id=4077&rel=mcgee_j_vernon/Lev
Leviticus 5:5, 6 – ….when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed, he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation for the sin that he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin.
Old sins, even ones that were never revealed or that have been long forgotten by others, still need to be addressed. If at all possible, you must seek restitution and reconciliation with those against whom you have sinned. (review Exodus 22 on restitution)
Here is a short message on the Olivet Discourse (Mark 13:1-8), by the late Dr. R. C. Sproul: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/sermons/mark-olivet-discourse-part-1
Mark 13:9 – “…and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.”
The reality of end times gives greater opportunity for testimony.
Mark 13:10 – “And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.”
World evangelism precedes end times.
Mark 13:13 – And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
End times call for endurance and perseverance.
Mark 13:13, 18 – Pray that it may not happen in winter.
Worry is never in order for end time – faith and prayer always are.
Mark 13:14 – “…let the reader understand….”
Scripture is the only basis for understanding end time.
Mark 13:9-37 – God prepares us for end time. He tells you what you need to know so that you will recognize it when you see it and so that you can have confidence in your circumstances that God remains in control and is working all things together for His great purposes.
Mark 13:32, 33 – “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.
Not even Jesus knew the dates of end times. If a preacher claims this knowledge, have nothing to do with him.
“Cross” Fit S-WOD (Spiritual Workout of the Day) — 7 April 22: Don’t worry about tomorrow or what is going to happen to you. Make the most of every opportunity you have with gratefulness, contentment, and rejoicing.