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BE CAREFUL WITH ORIGINALITY

Devotional for august 14, 2021


Morning 1 Timothy 6:3-5

Noon Psalm 97

Evening Numbers 16:1-5


Normally, when someone is about to abandon their faith, they begin to argue that they too have the right to have their own views regarding certain things. That way of thinking isn’t completely wrong, however it must be kept within a certain limit. The problem is that, in one’s blind pride, one can end up questioning the legitimacy of every spiritual authority, and finally, will not accept any authority other than their own reasoning.


The spirit of Korah in action: “Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord?”

‭‭(Numbers‬ ‭16:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬). Not only are they prideful men whose primary motivation is to be the center of attention, but they are also men who desire material gain.


Be careful with originality and independence when it comes to living the Christian life. We weren’t called to be original, instead we were called to adapt to the model that God has established for us in His word.


- Antonio Corrales


Mankind has been designed to walk and look towards only one goal.

 

Morning 1 Timothy 6:3-5

3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.



Noon Psalm 97

1 The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.

8 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O Lord.

9 For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.



Evening Numbers 16:1-5

1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord?

4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the Lord will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.


 

Prayer Guide: [U.S. South Diocese - Lakeland] and [Mexico - Fco. Campeche]


Annual Bible reading: Isaías 61, 62, 63, 64, 65

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