Theme For David Jeremiah Daily Devotional October 25 2022: Dangling Danger
SCRIPTURE: -2 Timothy 3:12 “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”
Dr. Jacob Chamberlain, a missionary physician in India, was tired. He lay down in a borrowed shelter, took up his Greek New Testament, and began reading a chapter, holding the book above his face as he rested. Eventually he put the book down and looked up. Above him a huge snake that was coiled on one of the rafters was letting itself down, tongue flicking, about to strike. Dr. Chamberlain, in his studies of anatomy, sometimes wondered whether a person lying on his back could jump sideways. He discovered it could be done!
Walking through this life is not for the faint of heart. There are pitfalls and challenges around our paths, and that old serpent, the devil, dangles over our heads.
But those who walk with Christ are called as good soldiers to remain firm and to endure. Our ultimate prize is to reign with Him. Jesus brings endurance in a world of despair—and He can even help us jump sideways when necessary! Take opposition in stride and keep your eyes on Christ.