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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Today’s scripture reading:
Titus 3:8-14 – These things I have told you are all true. I want you to insist on them so that everyone who trusts in God will be careful to do good deeds all the time. These things are good and beneficial for everyone.
Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These kinds of things are useless and a waste of time. If anyone is causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with that person. For people like that have turned away from the truth. They are sinning, and they condemn themselves.
I am planning to send either Artemas or Tychicus to you. As soon as one of them arrives, do your best to meet me at Nicopolis as quickly as you can, for I have decided to stay there for the winter. Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos with their trip. See that they are given everything they need. For our people should not have unproductive lives. They must learn to do good by helping others who have urgent needs.
Paul wrote, “I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.” — Titus 3:8 (NIV)
James C. Hendrix (Indiana) titled his story “GOOD WORKS;” here is a portion of James’s story:
“. . . God’s word encourages us to do good deeds and to show kindness toward others. Christ loved us so much that he gave his life for us. Through our works of love and kindness, we express our love for Christ and show that we belong to him.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – A chance to share God’s love today is inevitable. Am I ready?
Prayer: Dear Lord, teach us how to share your gift of love with others. Give us courage to respond to the needs of your people. Amen.
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