Thought for the Lord’s Day

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What if you could see Jesus standing next to you?


What if you could physically see Jesus next to you when:


you participated in corporate worship? 

you argued with your spouse? 

you disciplined your children?

you were upset about being treated unfairly?

you were tempted to lust?

you had the opportunity to read your bible or watch your favorite TV show?

well… you get the idea.


Would your typical responses to any of these scenarios change if you could see Jesus Christ standing with you? If the answer is yes to any of these then your faith and your belief in the Bible is seriously lacking. 


These are hard words for me to write because they apply to me as well. 


The Bible teaches us that God is always with us; he sees all that we do. The Bible says we must fix our eyes on what is unseen.  The Bible says that we must live by faith and not by sight. 


The truth is that just because we can’t see Jesus, we are foolish enough to believe we can live, think and worship as if he were absent.


The Bible says Christ sees all that we do. Your choice, my choice is simple. Do we believe what the Bible says or do we believe the lies that come from our flesh?


Think about it!



Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 

Hebrews 11:1


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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.