Today’s verse is my life verse. I have lived my entire life with no life verse, and yet last year I chose my life verse. It’s an amazing thing. For years, I would see it in the college president on an old manual typewriter. They had it typed on my diploma on a 3×5 card. It’s Acts chapter 20 verse 24. And looking back, I preached that text and another text probably more than the other text. None of these things moved me. Don’t be moved today, should my whole world fall apart.

I know life would go on. None of these things moved me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I may finish my course with joy. That’s how I want to finish. You know, it took me a lifetime. I won’t say how old I am, but recently, I had a birthday and one of the newer ladies in our church, she came up to me with a walker. She’s the sweetest little lady, and I gave her a hug and she talked to me. She asked, “Pastor, how old are you?” And I said, “Well, what do you think?” And she said, “Someone told me 98.” I said, “You’ve got to be kidding me. 98? Man, I’m a whippersnapper yet.” But I want to finish my course with joy. No, I’m not 98, but it took my entire life to get a verse. And looking back, I can see how that verse God directed me for all these many decades, that I could say, “This truly is my life verse.” Have a great day. God bless you.

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Pastor Jack Trieber

Pastor Trieber

Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March of 1976. He is also the President of Golden State Baptist College.