When I was adding this feature to the blog, it reminded me that I wanted to share something a couple weeks ago that was written by Pastor Adrian Rogers. He passed away back in 2005, but he's still on Christian radio up here. He had a way of making Bible truths very practical and easy to remember.
This is part of what he wrote in a devotional I read on January 1st.
The Shepherd's Name: What kind of name does our Shepherd have? Jesus said His name is holy: "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name” (Matthew 6:9). His name is holy.
Did you know that God’s name and honor are at stake by the way you live and the way I live? The Shepherd’s name or his reputation is based on the activity, welfare, and obedience of the sheep.Isn't that a great, simple truth to keep in mind all year?
God's name is at stake by the way I live!
God's reputation (in the eyes of others) is based on my activity and obedience!
If we really meditate on that simple truth and make it a matter of prayer, it will surely affect our daily living. We will become better sheep.
All is well in the Keweenaw.