Thursday, October 31, 2019

1 Chronicles 12:1-40; Ezekiel 13:1-23; John 4:31-54

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 1 Timothy 4:15

Paul challenged Timothy to be a good servant (v. 6); to be consumed by his work. He encouraged him to give himself wholeheartedly to the work of the Lord and to the things of God. How is our testimony in regards to this? Is it passable and lukewarm? Or are we giving our all? Paul did not want this young man to hit a plateau and settle down, but rather to advance, to progress as a pioneer, cutting his way through the obstacles, leaving a path for all to see and follow. Don’t go in for mediocracy but be fully engaged for the Lord! —Pete Smith

He’ll strengthen thee, help thee and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by His righteous, omnipotent hand. —G. Keith