THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

James and Clark both applied for the same job.
They both had the same qualifications, so they were placed in a room to take a test by the department manager.

Upon completion of the test, both men had only missed one of the questions on the test.
All the other questions were answered correctly.
The manager went to James and said, "Thanks to both of you for your interest, but we've decided to give the Clark the job."

James said, "And why is that? We both got 9 questions correct."

The manager replied, "We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you missed."

"And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?" asked James.

The manager replied, "Simple. The Clark put down for question five, 'I don't know.' You put down, 'Neither do I.'"
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SCRIPTURE__________________________________

1 Tim 6:17-21
17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
20 O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge" —
21 which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith.
Grace be with you.
NASB
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THOUGHT____________________________________

Recently, a high-ranking IRS official was questioned extensively by a congressional committee.
His most frequent answer was, “I don’t know!”
My thought was, REALLY?
He had extensive knowledge of all procedures and frequent contact with all other high-ranking officials; but
he didn’t “know?”

Recently, I heard a Christian say, “It’s not my job to tell officials what is right.”
My thought was, REALLY?
You’re a Christian who is a daily Bible reader, and in fellowship with other Christians, and
you didn’t “know?”

When Jesus saves us by His marvelous grace, He doesn’t immediately take us from this life.
WHY is that?
Because His purpose for us (being left in this world) is to be AMBASSADORS and INSTRUCTORS!

We are not “born again” just to GO (to heaven).
We are “born again” to GROW and be USEFUL (here)!

If we do not tell others about Jesus wanting to save them, how will they “know?” (Rom. 10:14)
Christians are ambassadors for Christ, calling others to His wonderful salvation (2Cor. 5:17-21)

And, if we do not TEACH the righteous truth we find in the Bible, how will they “know?” (1Tim. 6:17-21 above)
Will it be automatically found in the world?
NO! Others will “call evil good, and good evil..” (Is. 5:20)

Hear the “call” Christians!
The call is to:
study the Bible,
learn the truths,
and TEACH others!

Love ya!
Bruce