Today’s Verse

Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden in light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Monday, July 18

We must avoid becoming involved in debates that do not center on the person of Jesus. We must never allow the gospel to become a religious debate. Salvation is not religion; it is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

We can be sidetracked by religion – “Why are there so many religions, denominations, and churches?”

We can be sidetracked by the actions of others – “There are so many hypocrites in your church!” I usually agree!

We can be sidetracked by racial issues – “You people don’t understand!”

We can be sidetracked by social/political issues – “What about all the crime? What about the government? What about abortion? What about the election?”

No matter what your religious question or the question of another person, the answer is Jesus!

He is the only one who can truly satisfy your soul. So may I ask you, who is the last person you had a divine appointment with? Have you initiated that spiritual conversation? Have you addressed issues? Have you listened? Do you care? Our caring is revealed in how we handle our divine appointments.

Weekly Memory Verse

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 4:24

"The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet - that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God."
- Oswald Chambers

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