Daily Devotional for Friday September 22, 2017


Leviticus 19:11 (NASB) You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.


I am not sure when it all started. When did professional athletes gain “hero” status and make a salary that seems to exceed our wildest imaginations? For many years on the fire department, I would work alongside paramedics that made minimum wage as they went about doing their job. Their job was to respond to accidents and incidents and try the best they can to “heal” what they encountered or stable enough to be transported to the nearest hospital. The things that these men and woman had to deal with in helping us was way beyond what the normal person would encounter. Yet day-after-day, they would give their best to help. Each day that I hear that a professional athlete receives a huge new salary, I find myself wondering how did we get to the place in life where a man or woman playing a child’s game would receive so much money than the man or woman who responded to “save” your life? To make matters worse, we find these so called “heroes” twisting the truth when found out to be cheating, etc. It staggers my mind when I think of what has become our pursuit of the almighty dollar and where we find our so called “heroes”. Today we could send a thank you card to the nearest paramedic unit for their dedication. We could begin to consider them the real heroes in our life. 


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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