Devotion for October 17

Proverbs 10:1

He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

We should be ready for correction by anyone in our sphere of influence. Everyone in our sphere of influence. Who are they? Family? Sure. Close friends? Yes. Church? Ok. What about people in the world? If we are going to be in the world then we influence the world. At the mechanic’s, our neighbor’s, at Walmart. But how do we react to correction? Ah yes! Mind your own business.

God chose us to make a difference. Let us be not the one needing to be corrected. Be above reproach in all we say and do one day at a time because we do effect everyone in our sphere of influence .

4 thoughts on “Devotion for October 17

  1. Amen Pastor Steve!

    As you pointed out so well this Sunday when you answered my question…

    What should we do to point our family and friends to Jesus without them being “turned off?”

    Our shared Pastor friends and ministers on our small distribution list of blood and adopted brothers and sisters are in agreement with you.

    First and foremost we should be ambassadors of Jesus Iesous Y’shua who is Christ Christos.

    We will not be taken seriously or worse yet mischaracterizing the GOSPEL message if we are not followers of Jesus, The Way by our words and most importantly actions or lack thereof.

    People should see the difference that our lives have taken from one of unrepentant sinners to those who diligently persevere by the Power of the Holy Spirit to progressively become more like Jesus in our thoughts and deeds…
    Loving the LORD and others. Putting GOD and others before ourselves.

    Scripture reference from one of our minister brethren:
    Luke 10:25-37 KJV:

    25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
    26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
    27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
    28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
    29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
    30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
    31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
    32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
    33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
    34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
    35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
    36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
    37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise

    Thank you so very much for answering my question in the form of the Preface of your Sermon on Luke 18. The widow who was
    persistent.

    Thank you for being my Pastor, friend, and brother answering my questions and reading my email. You have given generously of yourself, your time.

    “the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17)

    I love you!
    Serving Jesus with you,
    Sis Patty

    15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. ~ 1Timothy 1:15 ESV

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