The Big Read – Daily Read
v19: Receiving news of how the Lord Jesus is building His church in other places should encourage us and something we should desire to hear of. Though our primary concern is the local church we are part of, it should not be restricted to this.
v20-21: It is good to have pastors and elders who are “genuinely concerned for the state and welfare of their people.”
v22-24: Any “hope and confidence” we have concerning the plans we make for our future, needs to be balanced “with a humble dependence and submission to God’s will,” for we cannot be absolutely certain about how events will turn out.
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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