OYB April 7

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Deuteronomy 31, Deuteronomy 32
NT: Luke 12:8-34
Ps: Psalm 78:32-55
Pr: Proverbs 12:21-23

Today´s notable verses:

11 "When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say."

Luke 12:11-12 (NIV)

I sometimes wonder what I would say if asked to give a defense of my faith. These verses set my mind at ease, knowing that the Holy Spirit is with me, and will guide me even in the details of the words to speak against those who oppose my faith.

But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Luke 12:31 (NIV)

All these things - life/food, body/clothes, etc. - will be given to us, if we do but one thing: pursue the kingdom of God. God blesses our obedience, and provides for our every need. This principle is part of the key to living a life of contentment: God knows what I need, and when I am faithful in obedience, He is likewise faithful in His provision of those needs. When I learn to remove my "want" from myself, and place my "want" in God, then I do not have to concern myself with my needs. Running after selfish, worldy wants will always leave us dissatisfied; but running after God will always bring the deepest, most complete satisfaction imaginable.

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