Daily Bible Study with Purpose

2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”

 

🔴 LIKE FALLING LEAVES

When you watch the leaves falling from the trees, we know that they also fall in the summer months during a drought. Some leaves fall so others can survive a while longer, and more nourishment can go to the tree.  

 In all of nature, we can see examples of how we should treat each other and marvel at God’s grace and mercy. And allow his Holy Spirit to dwell in us to consider others’ physical, spiritual, and mental needs. 

As we look at nature, we can see Jesus everywhere.

If a leaf on a tree can be selfless, we, as human beings, should not be selfish. Be grateful for opportunities that come aiding those in their time of drought or when they are falling. Remember, when we die to self, we are living for Christ!

Philippians 1:21 ” For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

~Diana L.W. Coleman


Journal Prompts

  1. What does mercy mean?
  2. Have you ever witnessed a kindness ripple effect – where people were kind due to receiving kindness?
  3. How can small efforts make a big difference?
  4. Can we influence others to be helpful?
  5. Why does sharing promote compassion?

 

 

 

 

 

This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

 

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020.

 

 

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