A Good Man

Daily Reading

Ezekiel 1-4

Daily Thought

To follow Jesus is a personal faith, but not a private faith. It is meant to be public.

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples! ~Psalm 105:1

The entertainer Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) does not believe he needs saving. He is an atheist; he believes there is no God. He believes there is no everlasting life. A man approached Penn Jillette with a gift, a Gideon’s Bible. The man believed Penn Jillette needs saving. I know what Penn Jillette thinks about the Bible. I know what he thinks about God. I know what he thinks about heaven and hell and salvation. I thought I knew what he would think about this man. “He was a very very very good man,” said Jillette. I was wrong. Penn Jillette respected this man who shared his faith. “I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize,” reasoned Jillette. “How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them about it?” Good question. Whether or not Penn Jillette welcomed the word, he knew that a prophet had come close. He called him a good man.

The job of prophet is to tell the truth of God to the people, “and whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.” (Ezekiel 2:5).

Daily Prayer

Everlasting God, out of love You created us. You created us in Your image and You created us good. I can only imagine what it was like to know You at creation, no sin, no separation, no need of a Savior. Adam and Eve could see You clearly and worship You fully.

Then they sinned and now I sin and I am separated and I truly need a Savior, and you delivered One. You gave Your Son and brought me back close to You with the certainty of eternity in Your presence. You sent Your Son for me, and He came. You now send me to others. I will go and I will tell the truth.

Amen

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Laurie De Seguirant is a nationally certified Master Trainer. His certifications include, Senior Fitness Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Golf Fitness Specialist, Group Fitness Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. He has received national certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. He has invested thousands of hours in one-on-one personal training with seniors and special needs populations and is currently the Corrective Exercise Specialist at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, California.

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