Daily Devotional for Thursday October 12, 2017

Scripture:

Titus 2:7-8 (NASB) "in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us."

Observation:

If I could be half the man he is. While celebrating my dad's 80th birthday, our family had gathered together to share a meal. Before we prayed and ate, my dad wanted to share a few words. “Order whatever you like, but be sure to finish your meal. If not, please take it home, or I will and give it to someone who could use it! Why you may ask, because my friend Jesus did it when He fed those with a few loaves and fish. He told His disciples to gather up the left overs!" Another teachable moment. That's how my dad lives his life - sharing Christ when you least expect it. We were there to celebrate his birthday, but dad was, as always, thinking of others. Today's scripture is one that describes him to a "T." I can only hope that we read it and live it like he does. When I run into someone who knew him from the fire department years ago, they never have a bad thing to say about him. May we all take to heart the words of Titus because that's how Jesus and my dad live.  

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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