Daily Devotional for Tuesday June 06, 2017

Scripture:

Matthew 15:8-9 (NASB) “… ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me. ‘But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’”

Observation:

I wonder… Am I walking for Christ and living for Him? Is there a personal agenda in my decisions? So often, I find myself doing about five things at once and never giving 100% to just one and doing that one right. If there is one thing in my life I want to get “right” it’s my walk with the Master. There is no other thing in my life more important than that, and the minute I begin to forget that Satan is there to attack and destroy any hope of walking with Christ. It must be our constant focus and main concern; the reason we breathe. Giving Christ 100% means that we give nothing to ourselves. Tough choice, but if you think about it, you know that our way leads to sin and death, and His way leads to life. There is no choice at all. I choose Jesus. What about you? Let us not honor Him not with just our lips, but our heart as well. 

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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