A YEAR IN PRAYER    "Using God's Word to pray"

Are you seeking to gain the temporal while losing the eternal?

Is material gain your focus and losing your soul not a concern?

Have you lost your life on earth to gain eternal life in Christ?

 

DAY # 163

TODAY’S REQUEST:

PRAYING FOR UNDERSTANDING OF THE TIME :

TO GAIN OR TO LOSE

Ecclesiastes 3:6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
Isaiah 33:14-16 The sinners in Zion are afraid; Fearfulness has seized the hypocrites: "Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" 15 He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, He who despises the gain of oppressions, Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes, Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, And shuts his eyes from seeing evil: 16 He will dwell on high; His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; Bread will be given him, His water will be sure.
Ezekiel 33:31 "So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
Luke 15:4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety–nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
Matthew 10:39 "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

HOW DO THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO EXPRESS THIS REQUEST?

HAVING GAINED ALL IN CHRIST, AND NOTHING TO LOSE

Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
Proverbs 3: 13-18 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding; 14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand, In her left hand riches and honor. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her.
John 12:23-26 But Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. 25 "He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 "If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
Luke 17:33 "Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.