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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, Oct. 1


John 1: 19-27


verses 26-27: “I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”

John knew his role, his holy assignment while walking the earth. He was to prepare the people for Jesus- to make them ready for Him. He did not try to be something or someone he was not, even though he easily could have. He had people following him around, listening to everything he said, and watching what he did. He was humble, and he was wise.

It is easy to get caught up in the earthly race to “be somebody” or to be someone ”special”. Recognition is nice. But knowing God and his role for me is so much more important. I will never be famous for any of the work I have done here on earth. But God has a role for me to play, and I need to follow that path. Keeping my heart open to God will keep that path clearer for me.

Father God, I look to you for direction. I am thankful for all of your blessings. I want to be open to the wisdom that comes from knowing you. Lead me, Lord. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Oct 01, 2020

John 1: 19- 27 John the Baptist was a man who was clear on who he was  and who he was not.  He was also clear on who Jesus is. He was God’ appointed messenger to announce the arrival of Jesus .He knew he had a specific role to play in the world and he remained obedient. .  He was able to point others clearly to Jesus as the only Savior whom they desperately needed. One thing  I need to be perfectly  clear about , is who I am in God’s eyes before I could  point others to Jesus . I have to evaluate myself correctly  do I truly know Him. Do I walk daily with Christ? Do I repent of my sins from my heart. John’s aim was …

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David
David
Oct 01, 2020

John 1:19-27

He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.

John was the ultimate witness for Jesus and he paid the ultimate price for it. Happily we can be witnesses today without paying that serious a price. However, being a bold witness for Jesus in some parts of the world is very costly and also in some cases in America.

Lord Jesus being a witness for you is very difficult for me. I know that I would not be in danger but it is not in my nature. Help me to keep in mind the fact that the more I follow your teachings the greater the reward.

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Tom
Tom
Oct 01, 2020

John 1:19 - “This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’”


John’s courage was every bit as important as his humility. The “Jews” - we learn later in the passage it was the Pharisees in specific - who controlled the religious life of the people were wary of anyone who would usurp their authority. Despite the obvious move to intimidate him by sending interrogators, John boldly gave his testimony. Could there be a day when we have such a choice to make? When will it be dangerous to speak of our faith in Jesus as the Christ? If that day comes in our lifetimes, what will…


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Unknown member
Oct 01, 2020

20201001 Thursday, Daily Devotion - John 1:23


“I am a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Clear the way for the Lord’s coming!”


This verse is one of my favorite verses that I need to remember to remind myself who I am. John described himself as a voice. Voice has no physical form we can see with our eyes and just deliver a message. The reason for its existence is to deliver the correct message, and disappear in the eyes of people. This is the way of Christian living with the right purpose. Human beings have the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). But, Christian should throw them away to…


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