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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Today’s scripture reading:
When you do your very best, you feel good about the results. There is no need to compare yourself with others. People make comparisons for many reasons. Some point out others’ flaws in order to feel better about themselves. Others simply want reassurance that they are doing well. When you are tempted to compare, look at Jesus Christ. His example will inspire you to do your very best, and his loving acceptance will comfort you when you fall short of your expectations. (NLT)
Galatians 6:1-6 – Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone in need, you are only fooling yourself. You are really a nobody.
Be sure to do what you should, for then you will enjoy the personal satisfaction of having done your work well, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.
Those who are taught the word of God should help their teachers by paying them.
Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. –1 Peter 2:5 (NRSV)
Brooke Pernice (Tennessee) titled her story “EVERY BELIEVER’S CALL;” here is a portion of Brooke’s story:
“. . . We are called to do the same for one another, following Paul’s exhortation to bear one another’s burdens in Christ. In this way we fulfill that call to be priests, living stones, and spiritual houses. While talking with my fellow readers of the Braille edition of The Upper Room, it would have been easy to say, ‘That’s not my concern.’ But how could I hear their joys and sorrows without bearing their burdens with them? Such is the call to every believer in Christ. He bore on the cross the burden of humanity’s sin so that we can all live abundant lives as forgiven people.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – We can imitate Christ by helping to bear one another’s burdens.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, soften our hearts to those around us, and help us to show them your love. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/