Bible Study & Devotional Day 170
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: Acts 13:8-10 ‘Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? But Elymas, the sorcerer (for that is what his name means), opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. ‘
🔴Loud & Wrong
Elymas (or Bar-Jesus) wanted to turn people away from Christ and the Gospel. Paul as a leader and being filled with the Holy Spirit, stopped the weapon of deceit.
I encourage you to meditate and study today’s passages and ask God to help you identify the trickery happening in your midst. Remember, the Holy Spirit will go before you and give you the words to say. Our responsibility is to be faithfully open to His divine wisdom.
There are times when we immediately recognize the loudness and how wrong things are. Yet, that doesn’t stop the enemy from his manipulative ways. As Christ-followers, we are responsible for those He has entrusted to be in our ecosystem. The imitators should be unmistakable from their fruit; do they create harmony or promote division?
It may be time to take a closer look at ourselves and then those who impact our lives.
Prayer: Lord, we worship You alone as our Abba Father; help us live transitioned lives through your divine grace. You have forever changed my life, and I thank you for allowing me to be a witness to the uttermost part of the world. Help me to be a living stone testifying to Your ultimate authority and power. Amen.
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
1 Kings 20:1-21:29, Acts 12:24-13:15, Psalm 137:1-9 Proverbs 17:16
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