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PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Jul
06

Daily Correction

Tim Savage

Scripture

12Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters.Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.13You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.14For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.Hebrews 3

Observation

I think very few people start out with the intention of becoming evil.The enemy, though, is crafty and clever and he lures us to evil just a little at a time.He’s patient, so if he can get us to stray from the path just 1 degree a week, in a year we’re going in the wrong direction, but the deviation was so subtle we might not even realize it.The author of Hebrews understood that, that’s why he says we must be warned every day.That’s why we are taught to do our devotions and journal daily.It is, by far, the best way to reset our compass so that we are headed in the right direction.There are so many examples of godly men who made horrible mistakes and didn’t finish well – David, Solomon, and many of the kings of Israel and Judah that followed them started by following the instructions of the Lord, but later in their reign they turned away from God and paid the price.I don’t think they woke up one morning and decided to do evil, I think they strayed 1 degree at a time, changing so subtly they may not have even noticed it.

Application

I know that I want to finish well, so what must I do in order to ensure that happens?I need to check my compass bearings daily and make the corrections necessary to stay on course.This isn’t easy.I have to keep my pride in check, I cannot compromise my personal holiness and I can’t tolerate little sins in my life that, over time, become big enough to derail me.My personal devotions are the best way to let God speak to me and then I can make the necessary corrections.

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me enough to give me correction along the way.Help me to hear Your voice and follow Your instruction so that I don’t find myself tolerating evil in my life.

I love You Lord.

In Jesus name,

Amen


Devotions for July 06

Hosea 6,7,8,9
Hebrews 3

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