“Leave the Results to God” 11/09/2020 Written by David H. Roper for “Our Daily Bread”

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Written by David H. Roper  for “Our Daily Bread” @ http://odb.org

Original post @ https://odb.org/2020/11/07/in-his-book     [Click on this link and listen to the audio version of this at the top, including the prayer at the end]

November 7

Leave the Results to God

Do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:20

 

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Luke 10:1, 17–20

Years ago, I was invited to speak to the residents of a university’s fraternity house. They had a reputation for rowdiness so I brought along a friend for support. They were in a celebratory mood, having just won a football championship. At dinner, chaos reigned! Eventually, the president of the house announced: “There are two guys here that want to talk about God.”

I rose on rubbery legs and began to tell them of God’s love, and the room grew still. There was rapt attention. A vigorous and honest Q & A followed. Later, we started a Bible study there, and in subsequent years many received salvation in Jesus.

I recall many days like that when I “saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18), but there were other days when it was I who fell—flat on my face.

Luke 10 tells of Jesus’ disciples returning from a mission to report great success. Many had been brought into the kingdom, demons were put to flight, and people were healed. The disciples were pumped! Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” But then He issued a caveat: “Do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (v. 20).

We delight in success. But we may despair when we seem to fail. Keep doing what God has called you to do—and leave the results to Him. He has your name in His book!

By:  David H. Roper

Reflect & Pray

Picture your name written on God’s heart. How does that encourage you to carry on when things go well? And when things go wrong?

Thank You, God, when You grant me victory over my enemies, but also help me to be strong when I fail. I’m grateful to be in Your family.

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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

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