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GOD FIRST

Devotional for Tuesday June 28, 2022


Throughout life in a community, humans have the need to find their own self but also they need to have the support and approval from the group. However, just like medication, the relationship approval of a group can be beneficial or can have adverse and negative side effects. On many occasions, we can feel peer pressure from the group when they don’t approve of our decisions and beliefs. It is at this point that a red flag should rise in each of the Lord's followers.


Man was created to praise God, and it is necessary to please God first, above all else. We must remain aware that we are called to be light, thus we must walk as the Lord walked, shining His light for others instead of being devoured by the shadows. The Gospel has never been popular among those that are lost, and in the word of God, it mentions how the Gospel had the stigma of craziness attached to it. Living in peace is evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit in us and choosing to put God first will always be our best option.


Choosing the Lord, no matter how hard this choice could be, will always be our best option.


Written by Yoandry Jimenez

Translated by Nelson Baires

 

Morning 1 Corinthians 1:18-19

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.


Noon Psalm 68:1-10

1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.



Evening 1 Corinthians 1:10-13

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

 

Prayer Guide: [Cuba-Vertientes Camagüey] and [México-Tecoh]


This month's challenge is: Think before you judge or act.

Ask yourself at all times: how would I want to be treated if I were in that condition? Always remember Jesus' advice: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and you will not be judged: condemn not, and you will not be condemned: forgive, and you will be forgiven."

Luke 6:36,37


Annual Bible reading: Psalm 109, 110, 111

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