Daily Devotional for Sunday July 08, 2018


John 5:19 (ESV) “So Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.’”


I had heard the stories but didn't really understand them until I was older. I had the unique opportunity to follow my dad into the fire department. As a kid, I heard some of the stories of what he did on the job. Later on, I experienced many of those things myself. Today's verse speaks about Jesus and His Father. I’m sure I was not half the firefighter my dad was, but I remember the stories men told of how he bravely entered burning buildings, and then boldly brought Christ into the fire house. I hold today's verse closely to my heart as I try to do what I saw my dad doing. Maybe not in the same way but with the same purpose—to bring honor to God. I pray we all do as Jesus did; the exact same things we see the Father do.


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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