OYB May 22

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted May 30th; back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: II Samuel 1, II Samuel 2:1-11
NT: John 12:20-50
Ps: Psalm 118:19-29
Pr: Proverbs 15:27-28

Today´s notable verse:

I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

John 12:24 (NIV)

Such is the nature of all Spiritual fruit. Just as we reap an abundant harvest in return for what we sow, so also the effectiveness of our Spiritual gifts and fruit is multiplied when we sacrifice ourselves in their use in the service to many.

I have often wondered why God asks us to give of our love and our trust so freely; but in doing so, I have discovered that whenever I give of my life into the life of another, my capacity to give does not diminish. On the contrary, by God's grace that capacity increases - and therein lies the legacy we leave.

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