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They Want To Be Like You
February 9, 2024
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:
Guess what, Christian? People want to be like you! For some of you, that’s hard to understand. Why would someone want to be like me? I’m not rich, famous, or powerful. Why on earth would people want to be like me? The reason is that the ultimate goal for most people is not money, fame, or power. What they desire in life is happiness and security.
Some believe that money will bring them happiness and security, but it never truly does. It may buy worldly pleasures, but those things always leave you feeling empty in the end. A friend gained through money is not a genuine friend; they’re merely a mooch.
Others think that if they were famous, everyone would love them. Again, this is not true. The price of fame often involves being ruthless enough to step on many people on the way up. Only those who don’t know you well seem to adore you. Who wants friends you can’t get truly close to? Are they even real friends?
Some individuals believe that if they had power, they could almost command their way to happiness. The reality is that power comes with overwhelming responsibilities. You’re never your own boss; others will constantly demand your time for various reasons.
So why do people want to be like you, Christian? It’s because the secret of God is with you. You are the ones made righteous in His Son, Jesus Christ. You have true peace in life. You’re genuinely content with who you are in Christ and are willing to share your joy with anyone. A crooked or froward person is an abomination to God, meaning their way of life makes Him sick. However, in you, Christian lies the secret of righteousness—Jesus Christ.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
As you go through your day, remember that people are watching you. They want to see who Christ truly is in your life. They desire a real friend, genuine happiness, and joy. If they witness these qualities in you, they might become interested in knowing your Savior. BE HAPPY!
What will people see in you today?
IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:
Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?
Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?
What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?
GOD TALKING TO ME: FEBRUARY 9, 2024
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
Leviticus 6 – Leviticus 8
Proverbs 3:30 – 32
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director