God's Truth for Trying Times - 2/7/22


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 2/7/22


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 4:20-24 

But that is not the way you learned Christ!-- assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. [Ephesians 4:20-24 ESV]


CONSIDER: We learn Christ by hearing the word and believing it and obeying it. Our former lives are to be left behind and we are, almost like putting on new clothes, to put on the new self that God has created as a new creature in the righteousness of Christ to walk and live in holiness of life.


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.