Wednesday, 12th September 2018:Don’t abandon or downplay the reading of scriptures!

Scripture Reading :1Ti 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

Reflections: Timothy was admonished as a young pastor to continuously do three critical things-reading, exhortation and doctrine. Much as this instruction refers to the duties of a pastor, it conveys an important message for every child of God. Reading refers to studying of scripture (2Tim 2:15). Exhortation speaks of inspiring somebody on the basis of the word of God to take an action (Luke 3:18). Doctrine refers to standards and beliefs revealed in scriptures that governs our relationship with God (John 7:17). Implicitly, exhortation and doctrine is derived from reading of scriptures and it enables you to live a life that pleases God. Abandoning or downplaying the daily reading of scripture will therefore rob you of the ability and drive to live a life that pleases God.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to live a life that pleases you.

Confession: I personally give attention to reading, exhortation and doctrine. I live a life that pleases God.

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