THE FIRST AND THE LAST, THE LAST AND THE FIRST.
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*THE FIRST AND THE LAST; THE LAST AND THE FIRST.*
Rev 1:17 *And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Rev 22:13 *l am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
We must never get caught up in the world’s way of ranking things; it is too prone to error.
Though the world's timing system guides and helps us, it is very small to how God does His work.
The success we accumulated in 2022 must find expression and, or continuation, in 2023
If you had expectations in 2022 and it seemed unattainable, God is preparing to top your cakes with icing this 2023.
Many of us may be discouraged in 2022. Today, sit at the edge of your seats because God will do wonders for you in 2023.
Be not discouraged but be enouraged that God's value system is different from our value systems.
If you feel esteemed and respected, be prayerful that God is happy with you as much as the world is to you.
If you feel despised and rejected, you can be assured that God will pay attention to you just as He would pay attention to those who are not despised and rejected if you also trust upon Him.
Consider this anytime you read Matt 19:30.
*But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.*
Those who are first in the opinions of others may be otherwise with God if they do not trust God, and those who are last before the opinions of others will be first before God, if they trust God.
Were you considered a misfit before others in 2022, but you know you are in a good relationship with Him? You will be first this 2023, both before children of men and God .
Do not be discouraged.
If you did well in 2022, keep it up and keep trusting God. You can do much better this year, but do not relent.
If you did not do well, you could learn from your failures and succeed in them.
The last shall be first, and the first shall be the last tells us to evaluate our success.
Do others seem successful upon your trust in God and your hard work? The word of Christ says you shall be first. Wait for it!
*Call to Word action.*
Jesus is the beginning of all things and the end of it all.
*The Christian clarion duty.*
The last shall be first, and the first shall be the last.
Were you a success in 2023? Good, but do not lose God. If not, though, you may be first before all. If care is not taken, you may end up last. Amend your ways. Bring the fear of God into all you will do in 2023.
Lord, help me be first with you and make me end with You at last, in Jesus name.
Good morning, and a happy new year, 2023.
It is our *YEAR OF GLORY*
The glory of God can never be dim.
Your glory will bring you out to shine this year
Good morning, and be blessed as you come into His presence with Thanksgiving.
God bless you.