PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
May
13

Inward conduct

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. 1 Thessalonians 2:10
Observation
To live a holy, righteous and blameless life - I must have, develop a gratefulness, in all situations. Paul exemplifies gratefulness in hardships and when there’s fruitfulness. The Christians in Thessalonica accepted the gospel and the words of Paul - as it really was... The Word of God.

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Application
Today, living differently means conducting my inward life with more integrity. I am being held accountable to God, by the Holy Spirit, but honestly, my inward man is stinkin’. I will confess my sins before God - and before one of my mentors (tomorrow).

Yes, my sin is inward. Where no one sees. Hidden from men but not from God. My inward attitudes are not aligning with Paul’s witness in verse 10!
Prayer
JESUS! HELP...once again! Thank you Holy Spirit - for Your deep conviction. Help me to admit, confess, be very real - to be very, very real... Who am I kidding? I don’t ever want to live such a double standard life - inwardly.

Devotions for May 13

2 Samuel 24
1 Chronicles 21
Psalms 30
1 Thessalonians 2

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