Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional May 12 2023 Topic: ”Battling the Current”.
SCRIPTURE: But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.-Hebrews 11:6.
Think of wading in a gentle creek or a fast-moving stream against the current. Or consider paddling a canoe in a small river with rapids or a raging river swollen by flood waters. Moving against the current is challenging. That’s what it’s like to live in an ungodly culture; you’re always moving against the stream.
What does godly mean? That word in the New Testament means “reverence or piety,” like the familiar “fear of the Lord.” It’s safe to say that by those definitions there are few godly cultures today where most or all of the people honor and reverence God. Is it worth it to battle against the current of ungodliness? Paul wrote that “godliness is profitable for all things,” both now and in eternity (1 Timothy 4:8). And Hebrews 11:6 says that God is a “rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Living against the cultural current takes diligence and commitment, but the reward is worth the effort.
Are you being swept along by the cultural current today? Take a stand and commit to living a godly life.
Credit : Turning Point Ministries