By Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: John 6:26-29
Scripture Quote: “They are not part of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” – John 17:16-17 (NASB)
If we try to live our lives according to the precepts in the Bible, that is our presentation to the world that God’s Word is true. We don’t ever need to preach or hammer others with Scripture if we become a live demonstration of what we claim to believe in. The amount of impact for Christ that we have depends on the message we project on a day-to-day basis.
In Jesus’ prayer for His disciples He shows us the importance of putting God’s Word in our hearts because it is essential to becoming the person that God has created us to be. Place great importance on God’s Word and read it each day. If we truly want to feel the power of God in our lives, we will make reading the Scriptures our top priority the first thing each day, before any other distractions, so that we can begin applying it to our daily experience.
We can let our lives be a living testimony of God’s truth to all people around us by living out what we believe so that others may see Christ in us.
Today’s meditation: After your Bible reading today, ask yourself what God wants you to do or change as a result of what you have read and find a way to apply what you’ve learned in a practical way.
Memory Verse: And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” – Gal. 4:6 (NASB)