God's Truth for Trying Times - 2/9/22


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 2/9/22


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 4:28 

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. [Ephesians 4:28 ESV]


CONSIDER: This points to the change of life that happens when you are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and given new life in Christ. God makes the dead to live. Therefore, if you were formally a thief, you should no longer steal from people but work hard and earn your own living and be very willing and ready to share with others in need.


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.