Scripture: “For they have gone out for the sake of the Name…” 3 John 7a
Observation: While this section is talking about missionaries and the like, this is a good place to identify, “as they go (for the sake of the Name), so should I…”
Analysis: I try to pick up on phrases like this.
I think it helps me focus on what I do and why.
I live for the sake of the Name.
I pursue being a godly husband for the sake of the Name.
I serve, for the sake of the Name.
I write, for the sake of the Name, and more.
There is a guy I know who is going off to unknown lands soon. He is going for the sake of the Name. Easy to identify and applaud.
His father is staying home, going to work, and doing daily stuff…also for the sake of the Name. Also needs to be applauded.
Reminder: Look for those evidences of Grace in other lives. God is working miracles. Have eyes to see that Grace and mention it. Never know where that is needed to keep a person our of the deceitfulness of sin. (Heb 3:12)
Wherever I live, wherever I go, whatever I do—do all for the sake of the Name.
Prayer: Lord, it puts a different spin on my day when I think of doing the next thing, taking the next breath, thinking the next thought for the sake of the Name—your Name.
I am freshly reminded that I want to walk worthy of the Gospel and not dishonor you in any way. AMEN.