March 25, 2010
John came to you and showed you the way that God wants you to live, but you didn’t believe him. The tax collectors and prostitutes believed him. But even after you had seen that, you didn’t change your minds and believe him.
Belief is a change of mind accompanied by corresponding action.
Our church was a small all-white congregation when a black woman and her children visited one Sunday. I'll never understand why she came when the air in the sanctuary was so spiritually frigid. But after visiting her home that week, the pastor told me the next Sunday morning he didn't think she'd be back. So when the choir finished the anthem, he stood and again started talking over the heads of the congregation, literally. Surprising, that family walked in from the side door of the sanctuary and sat down ten feet in front of the preacher. The eyes of everyone was on them. But as he began telling the congregation what he told me in more detail, it was obvious he didn't see them come in. I held my hand over my mouth and coughed trying to get his attention without success. It was so embarrassing, if someone in the back of the church had waved a hanky and pointed toward the front, he would have thought they were affirming his words. Well, there's so much more to this story, but suffice it to say, our actions will quickly contradict our profession, if we fail to watch and listen to what's going on around us.
Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating
and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
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