Updated: Jun 7, 2022
Devotional for Sunday June 5, 2022
The wheat must grow alongside the weeds. This is a reality that many would have liked to be different, but this is the will of the Lord. In the church, there is no shortage of those who promote teachings contrary to what the Bible teaches us. Facing this type of people demands restraint in the actions of the Lord's anointed, who must face conflicts the way that Christ would be glorified. Listening to our brethren, examining the teaching in the light of the Word, without prejudice, but with attachment to the truth of God, will free us from committing an injustice. Now, if after examining the Scriptures, the teaching turns out to be contrary, we must turn away from it as the Lord has advised. The foolish disputes arising from the actions of corrupt men, and of individuals capable of "using devotion as a form of profit” is perhaps an attitude not very common in the history of our church, but in the same way we must be prepared. Ask the Lord for wisdom, always act with love, like those who practice piety and, finally, distance yourself from those who, being confronted, continue in error. Holiness and peace are invaluable evidence of the presence of the Spirit in the sanctified.
Written by Yoandry Jiménez
Morning 1 Thimothy 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 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 Romans 1:15-20
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Prayer Guide: [Panamá-Las Lajitas] and [México-Cuernavaca]
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."