Thought for the Lord’s Day

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Because of the commitment of God to his word and his covenant, we have a sure hope. 


My wife, Ruth, was a faithful servant of her Lord. The Lord did redeem her as he promised. Today that promise was kept as Ruth went to be with her God as she left behind her dead body and entered into the wonder of eternity. The hope of heaven is not a random one. It is made sure because of the commitment of God. May this hope motivate you and change you in all that you are and do.


“Remember these things, O Jacob,
    and Israel, for you are my servant;
I formed you; you are my servant;
    O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.

I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud
    and your sins like mist;
return to me, for I have redeemed you.

Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it;
    shout, O depths of the earth;
break forth into singing, O mountains,
    O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
    and will be glorified in Israel.”

From Isaiah 44

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.