1 Timothy 3:16 “By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.” (NASB)
We acted like 12-years-old kids. The news came out that a rather famous football star was stopping by the fire house. We began to act like we were little kids excited to meet this sports hero. As we waited for him to arrive, we began to discuss his stats: how many passes, how many yards per throw etc. Some guys even knew all his high school and college stats. Today's verse shares some things about the mystery of godliness and if you look close at the list, it describes one Man. When we finally met the sports hero, it occurred to me that he was just a man who used his gifts and talents to the best of his ability. When you look at the list from today's verse, think upon this: Jesus became a man and used the gifts and talents He had. Do we get as excited about meeting Christ as we do our sports heroes? Have you met the Man from today's scripture?
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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