Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 18, 2012

Every Effort

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:22 am
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Heb 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

The football play-off between Houston and Baltimore was on our TV. I couldn’t help noticing how much effort each person on each team was making. They were putting all they had into the playing of the game in hope of winning the temporary prize of being the best. That made me think about how much effort we, as Christians, put into our life. Paul tells us in Hebrews to make every effort not only to live in peace with all men but also to be holy. Being holy means we are set apart for God. Paul continues to tell us that without holiness no one will see the Lord. We must be set apart for Him. This takes effort. We cannot just go with the tide of our culture. We can’t just allow our circumstances to direct our lives. We must make an effort to be set apart for God through prayer, worship and knowledge of the Scriptures. Our question today is how much effort are we putting into knowing more about God and serving Him?

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