6 NOV

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

LOST PROPERTY (2)

LUKE 15:9

 
‘…I have found the piece [of silver] which I lost!’    LUKE 15:9 NKJV
 
Jesus’ next parable was about a lost piece of silver: ‘What woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbours together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost’’ (vv.8–9 NKJ).
 
Let’s bring out some detail in this story! The silver coin is an inanimate object. It had no feelings of being lost, so it wasn’t all that concerned about its own welfare. And it was lost, even though it was in the house. This little parable is a big picture of people who sit in church on a Sunday and believe that they are earning their way into heaven, like getting enough stamps on their loyalty card to get a free Nando’s chicken. They’re as inanimate as the coin, not at all engaging with God’s Spirit or His Word. But what did our woman in the story do to find the coin? She lit a lamp, she swept the house, and she searched for it until she found it. God will do that for these sorts of people. He’ll shake them loose from their ‘safety’ and show them that they really do need to be found, truly found, by Him. He cares just as much for these people as He does for those outside the Church.
 
Through other hearts on fire for Him, Jesus desires to sweep out the clogging dust of indifference that’s got in the way of these sorts of people properly coming to Christ, shine a light on the power of God’s Word, and show His precious children their true value! You could be His means of bringing them back to Him!
 
What Now?
 
Tell someone your testimony and what your relationship with God means to you, today. 

Ex 39-40 , John 8:42-59 , Ps 123, Pr 25:18-20

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