Daily Devotional for Thursday September 21, 2017

Scripture:

Luke 11:28 (NASB) But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”

Observation:

 "Did you hear that?" I had to ask again, about a week after getting my hearing aids. I heard a voice. It was small and quiet to me, but I was sure my wife heard it. “Did you hear that?” I asked again. The voice came again. I thought for sure she could hear it, but I wasn't sure what it said. The hearing aids I wear have a battery meter that goes off in the voice of person that says, "Low battery." After the second time it says it, the battery goes dead and the hearing aid is useless. Today's verse speaks of those who hear the Word of God and observe it are blessed. When I hear those words "low battery," I have a decision to make. I can ignore it or change the battery. When we hear the Word of God spoken, we have a choice. We can either ignore it or observe it. If we ignore it, it's like having a dead hearing aid battery. It becomes useless, but if we observe God's Word, we can move forward in doing what it says. Don't ignore the Word of God; it can lead to dead silence in your life. Observe it, and be blessed. You will be able to continually hear the Word of God more and more. Be sure to check your battery. 

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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