DAILY DEVOTIONAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020

Ephesians 4:1-2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
4  Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, enduring one another in love,

“After calling us to walk (live) worthy of our calling in Christ, Paul describes the character qualities of the person who lives as a prisoner of Christ.” Max Anders

DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020

So it is in sowing the “seed of the kingdom,” in preparing for the great harvest of righteousness in the world. It is done by men of peace; it is done in peaceful scenes, and with a peaceful spirit; it is not in the tumult of war, or amidst the hoarse brawling of a mob. In a pure and holy life; in the peaceful scenes of the sanctuary and the true Christian church; by noiseless and unobtrusive laborers, the seed is scattered over the world, and the result is seen in an abundant harvest in producing peace and order.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020

Proverbs 13:23 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
23 There is much food in the fallow ground of the poor,
    but it is swept away by injustice.

The contrast here in verse 23 seems to be the ever recurring one between honest poverty and dishonest wealth. However, it can also be a simple case of bad things happen to persons who have God’s blessing and work hard.

Why do bad things happen to persons who have God’s blessing and work hard?

DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, without hypocrisy. (James 3:17)

impartial (James 3:17g); without hypocrisy (James 3:17h)

The wisdom which is from above, or true Christianity, makes us impartial in our treatment of others: that is, we are not influenced by a regard to dress, rank, or station, but we are disposed to do equal justice to all, according to their moral worth, and to show kindness to all, according to their wants.

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