Daily Devotional for Thursday September 28, 2017

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 15:58 (NASB) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Observation:

We thought it was okay. After all, it was concrete. Over the years, the wind and waves had slowly taken its toll on the piers. We checked the concrete piers years before to make sure they we okay to rebuild the boat house, but coming back this one year, we found them in serious condition of failure. Today’s verse speaks to us brethren about being steadfast, immovable, always abounding the work of the Lord. We may think that we are as strong as concrete in the way we walk this earth in sharing Christ, but when was the last time we really did a good thorough check of our "foundation." Like the concrete piers, things can begin to erode what we thought was strong and immovable. Time spent away from His Word, not being in prayer, and not sharing life with other Christian men can lead to our foundation in Christ slowly eroding. That is never a good thing. When was the last time you really checked your foundation? There may be some cracks that need to be repaired! 

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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