Tuesday, March 25, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Leviticus 2; Psalms 99-101; Acts 25:13-27

I seek not yours, but you. 2 Corinthians 12:14b

The Apostle Paul had poured his life into the lives of the Corinthian Christians, first as an evangelist, then as a teacher, but most of all, as a spiritual father. Their questioning of him and his authority left him grieved. Often we can be engaged in the life of the church, or individuals within the church, or even our own family, and yet there seems so little to show for it. Like Paul, we may feel aggrieved because our service is unappreciated (vv. 11-13), our love is unreciprocated (vv. 14-18), and our expectations are unfulfilled (vv. 19-21). Don’t give up dear servant. Our part is to remember the One we are serving—and keep our spirit strong towards those we are serving. —Norman Craig Funston

O may all who come behind us find us faithful;
May the fire of our devotion light their way. —Jon Mohr