Thursday, September 9, 2010

Daily devotional: Don't give God lip service

Scripture
So they entered Egypt in disobedience to the Lord and went as far as Tahpanhes.
Jeremiah 43:7 NIV

Observation
The people left in Judah came to inquire of the Lord's will, but they only wanted to hear confirmation for what they had already determined to do. They just wanted validation to go down their own path and were not really seeking God's will in order to obey it. As a result, God pronounced judgment on them.

Application
Seek God's will through His Word and through prayer and petition, but don't already have made up my mind to do what I want to do. Instead, be ready to really listen and follow where He says to go and what He says to do.

Prayer
Lord, You are great and worthy to be praised. May I continue to seek You, and not just to give You lip service, but rather to genuinely follow You. Help me to hear You clearly and make my heart pliable towards You so that I will follow You with joy and passion. Let me not go down my own path but Yours. I love you!

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