God's Truth for Trying Times - 11/1/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 11/1/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: 1 John 5:21

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. [1 John 5:21 ESV] 


CONSIDER: Maybe one of the briefest and most encouraging and pointed verses in the Bible. If you belong to Jesus, you need to stick with Jesus and not go after idols. You will be tempted to do so, but because Jesus owns you, he also is able to keep you from evil.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?


PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.