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Devotional - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 341/25

Today's Scripture: "And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?'" Jn 9:2

5621. Listening requires attentive application to be learning. JG


See it.

No cigar

Live it.

Visiting the fairgrounds in the mid-twentieth century, you might hear "close, but no cigar." Carnival games were and still are, made harder than they look in order to entice people to try and win a prize. While a cigar is not particularly tempting, a big fluffy teddy bear for your date might be. I'm sorry, was that a sexist statement I just made? I just implied that it's mostly men who play games, but judging the disciples of Jesus and myself, there's a foundation for my conclusion. By the ninth chapter of John, his followers should have known better and proved they were not listening, certainly not learning.

Preaching on salvation last night, I explained Matthew 7:21-23 in view of what I call churchianity." Apparently there are many "Christians" who do religious works, to the point of miraculous, that Jesus does not recognize as family. In conjunction with Revelation 3:20, it appears they are ignorant of His voice and find security in being where Jesus is not. If you believe that is an unfair statement about the church in general, explain why this describes most churches today: There no hunger for souls, no spontaneous and long prayer meetings, no disciple-making desire, no accountability and no love for God's word that results in memorization and teaching of it, no meditation, no application and therefore no godly expectation.

Pray it.

Forgive us, God, for ignoring Your word and thinking it pleases You.


Keywords: Sin; Teachable; Ignorant

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