Case in Point
You may remember that in last week's verse-by-verse study in Matthew, I talked a bit about how the seeds of persecution of Christians are already in America, and it will only get worse. Then, this week, I ran across an article detailing how Christians are now classified as a threat to the nation. Click here to read the article on FoxNews.com.
Commit your works to the Lord
And your plans will be established.
Last night, this verse was included in a devotional I was reading, and out of the blue, I thought to look up the word for "commit" in my Hebrew-Greek concordance ... and I found something very interesting.
In the original Hebrew, the word here translated as "commit" is galal, meaning to roll.
I thought this added an intriguing picture to the verse. In my mind, I get the image of someone trying to roll a giant rock that's way too heavy for them - just like it's really hard to "give things up" to God - careers, relationships, whatever. But it's worth it, because His plans are so much better than our own.
So, this week, roll your works to the Lord!
"Making Time" for God
This week, I also ran across a comical but very poignant video on the Blimey Cow channel on YouTube about the absurdity of "making time" for God. Enjoy: