1 Timothy 3:5 (NASB) but if a man does not know how to manage his household, how will he take care of the church of God?
The piles were getting higher and higher. I kept moving the paperwork from one side of the desk to the other. I kept putting this pile on top of that pile until one day, the piles fell over, and I had a mess all over the floor. I was too busy to get the paperwork in order and just kept putting one paper on top of another. Sooner or later, I needed to straighten it all out. Today’s verse speaks about a man who doesn't know how to manage his own household. How will this man be able to care for the Church of God? I was lacking in staying on top of my paperwork. I kept finding excuses until the pile fell over creating a bigger mess. I heard some great advice. It said, “Touch things only once, put them where they need to be the first time. Then you won't have such a mess of things." Simple, common sense, great advice, huh? Whether it’s paperwork, tools on a workbench, dirty clothes from a long day, or dishes after a meal, touch them once and maybe you will be able to care for His Church.
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with 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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