A Bible Devotion

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Hold Fast What Is Good

1 THESSALONIANS 5:21 KJV 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Sometimes things that should be obvious to us are not. Like, if what you are doing is not working out, it would be wise to consider a change.

Too many people are not receiving the blessings God's Word promises, things the Bible says God desires us to have. But instead of considering changing things in their life, too often people fall into the temptation of blaming God and thinking He is holding out on them.

But that is never true! There is never any fault or problem with God.

PSALM 84:11 KJV 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

If you are acting on the Word and planting good seeds, don't let the devil discourage you and cause you to give up too soon. But if the course of your life is going the wrong direction, and it is not getting better over time, then it would be wise to consider your ways -- and make changes.

This is not something that should be done too hastily. Often the only thing we are doing wrong that keeps God's provision from manifesting in our life is giving up on our faith too soon.

Jesus told us the kingdom of God works like a seed (Matthew 13:31, Mark 4:26). A seed takes time to grow. Just because full-grown blessing is not yet evident in your life is no sign it is not growing.

If you do need to change, what are the changes you will need to make? Always it will be following the directions God gave us in His Word.

If you think you are following the directions in God's Word, and they are not producing freedom, peace, and wholeness in your life (over time), then it is very possible you are somewhat inaccurate in your interpretation and understanding of the Word. Because acting accurately on God's Word will make you free.

JOHN 8:31-32 NKJ 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Don't be discouraged or disheartened. Just abide in God's Word and always look to Him and He will give you wisdom to know what to do.

SAY THIS: I hold fast to what is good, and God helps me when corrections are necessary.


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