God's Truth for Trying Times - 12/1/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 12/1/21


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 Timothy 3:7

Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. [1 Timothy 3:7 ESV] 


CONSIDER: When appointing Elders, a man's reputation in the community should be one where unbelievers also observe that he is a follower of Jesus, qualified as a humble and bold servant leader of Christ's Church.



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.