Daily Devotional for Thursday August 03, 2017

Scripture:

Romans 1:16 (NASB) For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Observation:

I’ve got to be honest (for the truth shall set us free). There were times after I left the fire dept. and started this new journey with Jesus that I thought twice of saying what I really was up to. Guys would ask, “How are you keeping busy? You were always doing something.” Before I would answer I would think that if you say that your sharing Christ and offering my time as a volunteer pastor, they would walk away. I thought of mentioning the Bible courses I was taking and the Bible studies I attended, but I was sure they’d walk away. I got to thinking of why would they walk away. It was because some of us who witness Christ to others have done so in such a bad way that we have left a stench where we should have left a blessing. Of course, we are talking about others and how they share Christ, but to be honest, we need to really look at how we are witnessing. Are we avoiding the stench when we share or are we adding to the already bad odor that’s out there? Let us not be ashamed to clean up our act for it is the power of God that gives salvation to everyone. Are we doing our part or are we ashamed? 

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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