A Daily Devotion for Friday, September 24
”But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.“
We have talked before about the complaint of “hypocrisy” from those outside the church. Christians are often seen as hypocrites who talk a lot about doing the right thing, but often do the wrong thing. It is not enough for us to say, “We are all sinners, we are trying to be better.” When we are the recipients of the Word, if we truly believe Jesus Christ died for our sins, we need to do better. We are accountable to God, and we need to be accountable to each other.
Holy Lord, help me to see my choices before I make them. Give me a moment to think before I react. Give me a warm heart. I owe it all to you. Amen