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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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Queenship of Mary

Judges 6:11-24
Psalm 85:9, 11-14
Matthew 19:23-30

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“your kingdom come” (mt 6:10)

“Then who can be saved?” —Matthew 19:25

Instead of spending our lives focused on accumulating money, why don’t we focus on accumulating the harvest of souls for God?

Instead of spending our lives worrying about paying the bills, why don’t we focus on doing God’s will and letting Him provide for us?

Instead of spending our lives thinking about our health, why don’t we focus on the health of the Body of Christ?

God knows everything we need before we ask Him (Mt 6:8). He loves us and provides for us as a Father provides for His beloved children (Mt 6:30). He is not a stingy God but a generous God. He demands that we bear fruit for His kingdom (Jn 15:16). Moreover, He is bound by His own justice to provide for the needs of those who spend their lives working for His sake (see 1 Cor 9:8-11; Heb 6:10).

Instead of focusing on our earthly needs during the seventy or eighty years we spend on this earth (Ps 90:10), why don’t we focus on eternity and where we and many thousands of others will spend it? “Seek first His kingship over you, His way of holiness, and all these things will be given you besides” (Mt 6:33).

Prayer:  Father, reap a harvest of faith through me.

Promise:  “Everyone who has given up home, brothers or sisters, father or mother, wife or children or property for My sake will receive many times as much and inherit everlasting life.” —Mt 19:29

Praise:  The Lord raised Mary from being a humble teenager to reign with Him as Queen of heaven and earth.

Reference:  (This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.)
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