I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal. Job 27:11
Currently in the movie industry there have been many movies made recently of superheroes. Each superhero has a different power and ability. People love to talk about each superhero and what his/her power is and how great it is. They like to discuss who has the best power and why it is the best power.
Along with talking about superheroes, people like to talk about the politicians. Many discussions, and arguments, are made as to who is good and who is bad. They argue about which one has the best policies and the worst policies on how to get things done in the government.
After listening to his friends for a while, Job tells them that he will teach them about the power of God and His ways. Job had been following God faithfully for many years and had some experience behind him. He had a understanding of who God is, even though he did not know everything.
First hand experience can tell a lot. It can tell what a person knows from being right there. Believers get to have some experience in getting to know who God is and how He works. Every person has a slightly different experience as to how God works, but each one can talk about it.
Sharing about the power of God and how He works is what believers are supposed to be doing. As Jesus was leaving the earth, He told the disciples to go out into the world to be His witness and make more disciples. This is just telling people about His power and His ways.
For Jesus to be able to rise from the dead and remove all sins, shows extremely great power. Pointing out that God loves a person and wants to forgive them of their sins, show His great love and ways.
You have experience in your life as to who God is, His ways and His power. Be willing to teach others about God. Do not hold back and conceal any thing that you know about God, others need to know Him.
Sharing these truths about God, will give others a chance to get to know God. It will open the doors for others to choose to follow Jesus and be saved.
What are you teaching others today?
Today I pray that you will know the power of God; that you will know the ways of God; that you will tell others about God’s power and ways; that you will not fear being God’s witness; and that you will walk in God’s power and strength.
For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10
Devotion to something is being committed to it. It is being willing to focus on whatever it is one is devoted to, regardless of what else is going on around. It is giving all of one’s time and attention to something.
People are devoted to many different things. Some common things people are devoted to are jobs, sports teams, and hobbies. Often these and other devotions are held so tightly that they can cause the expense of neglect in other areas of life.
Some things should hold this level of devotion, but are often not. Marriage devotion is often ignored. Time with God is often ignored. Many things that should be long-term or eternal are ignored in devotion.
Ezra was a priest during the time of Israel’s exile in Babylon. He had devoted himself to studying and teaching God’s laws to the people of Israel. Since he had devoted himself to God’s word, God’s hand of favor was upon him.
Although today there is grace the overrides the law of the Old Testament, God’s word is still to be used. Believers can devote themselves to studying His word and teaching others about it. This teaching is discipling others, which is what God commanded every believer to do–go and make disciples in all the world.
Studying God’s word does not mean one needs a bible college degree or cannot do other work, it is just taking time daily to get into His word and learn what it is says. It is more than just reading a verse or two each day and running on with the rest of the day. It is taking time to understand what it says and how to apply it to life, then take that word to others.
You, like most people, may have some things that you are devoted to in your life. Your first devotion should be to God and His word. It is His word that lets you know what God wants and how to do it. Take time daily to focus on His word and apply it to your life. Then take time to share what you have learned with others.
Being devoted to His word is making God’s word a priority each day in your life.
Is God’s word a priority in your life?
I pray today that God will place a hunger for His word in your life; that God’s Holy Spirit will guide you in understanding His word; that you will apply God’s word to your life; and that you will share God’s word with everyone you meet.