Devotion for May 25, 2023

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NLT)

Jesus says in John 17:17, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (NIV). What does sanctify mean? It simply means to grow up and to be made more like Christ — to get a reset. After you choose to follow Jesus, you’re not the same person. You’re different. You’re being sanctified.

How are you sanctified? By God’s truth. The more you incorporate God’s Word into your life, the more you’re going to be transformed and made new. With the help of the Holy Spirit, you will be able to reset the areas of your life where you want to experience change. Making a change will always require you to know God’s Word. It’s the manual for resetting your life! When you decide that you don’t like the way you’re living and the decisions you’ve made are just not working, then you need to go to God’s Word. It’s going to help you in very practical ways.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NLT).

The Bible shows you the path to walk on. It shows you where you got off the path. It shows you how to get back on the path. And it shows you how to stay on the path.

In his Word, God has given you everything you need to make changes and then stay on the right path. This is why a daily quiet time of Bible study and prayer is important. If you’re going to change, then you’ve got to face the truth. And where is the truth? It’s in God’s Word. When you’re not in God’s Word, you’re not learning and facing the truth on a daily basis.

The Bible is a mirror that will reflect the good, the bad, and those areas that need change. Let God show you all the truth he offers in his Word so you can make changes that will lead to a life of purpose and joy.

Prayer

Father, help me to change my life so that it is directed to Your glory. Be gracious to me and grant me Your mercy and peace to follow Your Word and be on the right path for my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike

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