Today's Scripture: "Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you." Acts 7:3
5591. It's seldom we find what we are not looking for. JG
The first two steps in having a relationship with God is to hear and read the Holy Bible. Those things could be viewed as the two-dimensional length and width of God's word. But until we take the third step to study it, we will never fully understand the depth of God's word and learn how to apply it. In study we learn it's not just the direct commands that are profitable, but noting how God dealt with people in the Bible and understanding that He never changes (Mal 3:7).
Being near family is comforting, but when doing so serves an virtual umbilical cord, you'll never step away to trust God completely. Neither will your family give you respect for your higher calling in Christ. Jesus confirmed that by telling his disciples they would limit time in Nazareth. "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, and in his own house (Mt. 13:57). And the same principle is true in church. Most people grow up in one congregation and are nurtured as babies and seldom equipped or expected to do anything with it but listen to sermons (Mt. 28:19-20).
Thank You, Lord, for revealing Your word to those who ask.
1. One-minute 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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