Today's Devotion: "Being Wise"

Friday, July 31, 2020

Proverbs 1:5

"Let the wise hear and increase in learning,

and the one who understands obtain guidance"

One of the important understandings of Martin Luther's Small Catechism is that no matter how smart we think we are, how much of it we can recite when asked, none of that means a thing if those words remain idle in our hearts. Luther knew this and encouraged people to study his exposition of God's Word daily. In fact, he called on people to pray the the Catechism regularly, intimately reflecting daily on failing God and seeing His forgiveness right before them.

The everyday aspect of studying God's Word is important. Being in God's Word for the strengthening of our lives is critical.

Sadly, nearly all of us aren't in the Word and don't study it regularly. We may not even pray as much as we ought.

The central idea of being in God's Word regularly is that whenever we pick up or tap open a bible, it becomes a teachable moment. We learn from the Lord about His grace and love; in response to it, we show love and grace to others.

That is why being in God's Word is important for our souls. We are fed by God and respond to it in pray and in praise through actions. Guided by God, we can be examples of Christ-centered discipleship.

PRAYER: Lord God, grant me Your wisdom and guidance so I can be a true example of your grace and love in this world. Amen.

For King and Country (featuring Kirk Franklin Tori Kelly) - "Together"
"This is Amazing Grace" - Phil Wickham