God's Truth for Trying Times - 2/1/22


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 2/1/22


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: Ephesians 4:1-3 

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. [Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV]


CONSIDER: Paul considered himself a bond-servant of the Lord Jesus, the lowest rank of galley slave on a slave ship, and he is urging fellow believers to walk worthy of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, with the humility of Christ and the gentleness of Christ. That is how Jesus described himself. And we must be very willing and eager to trust God to help us be peacemakers in every situation.


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.