Devotion for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

“For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.  But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things” (2 Corinthians 11:5-6)

How we love to compare one to another.  Well, “So and so said thus and such.”  Why do you argue about opinions when the sweet words of the Gospel have been spoken.  No matter how or by whom, the good Gospel is yours through Christ.  Receive what He has given and come into His presence now and forever.  In Him, the One who made you, you have life and liberty.

Lord, the Good News is often obscured by our pride and sense of propriety.  Help me to hear the Gospel whenever it is spoken or read.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that You have spoken the words of eternal life and that in You is all hope.  Let me receive whenever and through whomever Your Good News is spoken.  May I learn to faithfully receive the evidence You send my way.

Lord Jesus, You were often questioned by those who did not receive what You said, nor accept what You did.  Help me, I pray, to not be hindered by those around me who want whatever it is they want.  Help me to receive the Good News You have given that I may now and always walk humbly with You and rejoice that You have sent those who speak the sweet words of truth.  Amen.