But you, are you seeking great things for yourself?
Do not seek them; for behold,
I am going to bring disaster on all flesh,’
declares the Lord,
‘but I will give your life to you as booty
in all the places where you may go.'”
For thus the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel, has said,
“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,
³How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,
⁴God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
⁵For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking. ⁶But one has testified somewhere, saying, “What is man, that You remember him? Or the son of man, that
▪︎ You are concerned about him?
▪︎ ⁷You have made him for a little while lower than the angels;
▪︎ You have crowned him with glory and honor,
▪︎ And have appointed him over the works of Your hands;
▪︎ ⁸You have put all things in subjection under his feet.
For in subjecting all things to Him, He left nothing that is not subject to Him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to Him. ⁹But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
I will devote time this day for communion with the God of my salvation.
There is always a rush for things that crush: gold, fame, power, success.
One woman is crushed beneath a wardrobe of a thousand dresses.
Another person is distracted by countless daily meetings.
A famous author told a saintly woman how he set aside each hour for some study.
She kindly asked him: “When do you have time to think?” Some men are beset with several telephones on their desks, recording machines, clerks and stenographers rushing in and out of their offices.
We can never study nature by thrashing through the woods.
If we sit quiet and still, God’s creatures will gather around.
In seeking God’s salvation, it is necessary to be still and think about Jesus – His life, the spirit in which He lived, His sacrificial death, the power and meaning of His resurrection.
Isaiah wrote: “In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”
▪︎ Ask your heavenly Father to still your heart when life’s only ambition is to pursue the things of the world.
▪︎ Ask your heavenly Father to teach you to be calm and to seek His salvation through the practice of a quiet hour this day.
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