The scripture for today, July 30, is John 7:30 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“At this, they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him because his time had not yet come.”
Even though during the last year of his life, many people wanted to kill Jesus out of jealousy or fear or pure meanness, he was never afraid to keep teaching. Why? Because he knew his life was ultimately in the hands of the heavenly Father.
Do we feel fear sometimes because of things going on around us? Do we fear failure, or ruin, or false rumors, or even imprisonment or our life? Remember, each life is in the heavenly Father’s hands.
So do not fear. Keep on keeping on. Hold fast. Stand firm. Do the right thing. Stand up for Jesus. His Father will not let you come to any harm. And, if some day, your time does come, know that God has everything under control. And God will never, ever, ever stop loving you.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU FEAR RIGHT NOW? WHAT CAN HELP YOU CONTROL IT?