Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture, Intended Purpose, from Our Daily Inspirations App.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email email@example.com. The significance did the sheep and shepherds have to Jesus’ life is that Jesus came into the world in the most humbling low esteem way, and the shepherds were the first to be notified. God bless you.
The scripture is from Luke 2:8: “There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.”
The devotion is titled Humble…Obedient…Blessed by Darla Noble. Darla states the during the time of Jesus’ birth, shepherds were close to the bottom of the social scale. Yet they tended, guarded, cared for, and manage sheep; one of the most vital commodities of the economy and health. She further says that this would make perfect sense that God would choose shepherds, the keepers of the lambs offered as a sacrifice for sins, would be the first to meet Jesus, the Lamb of God that took away the sins of the world. In conclusion, Darla asked that as we celebrate the Christmas season and enter a new year, she hopes we will become more like the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks that night: humble, obedient, and blessed.
Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: What occupies our time? How do we feel about lowly, menial work? What can we learn from today’s bible verse about God’s attitude toward humble laborers?
Here is my response, yours may be different: For me, what occupies my time is doing the best job I can do because I know it is God who placed me in the position, even if it is lowly and menial work, I will do the best I can to add to God’s glory.
A Personal Prayer for us: Holy Lord, thank You for sending Your Son into the world. Thank You for Your many blessings. Please help us make our lives a living celebration of His birth during the Christman season and every day. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Inspirations (2023/20/12) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible, Humble…Obedient…blessed by Darla Noble.