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Monday, October 03, 2005

A Devoted Generation...

I've got this phrase stuck in my head, a devoted generation, so I have been doing a bit of Bible study to see where devotion is mentioned in the Bible. I found this gem of a verse while reading in 1 Kings 8...

May he keep us centered and devoted to him, following the life path he has cleared, watching the signposts, walking at the pace and rhythms he laid down for our ancestors.
[1 Kings 8:58 TM]

What does a generation devoted to God look like? They follow after Him, walking where He has already walked, always watchful. In the words of a well-known cliche, they 'walk the talk'. They are not afraid of what the world around them may say, all that matters is fighting the good fight, running the race with perserverance - pressing on and pressing in to Gods blessings for them. All that matters is crossing the finishing line and hearing Him whisper those words in your ear, "Well done, my good and faithfull servant!"

But do you know what I picked up from this for the first time this evening? The opening phrase, "May he keep us centred..." We don't have to worry about keeping the faith, God does that for me. It is Jesus who keeps me centred and focused on Him...

It's Jesus who keeps me devoted to Himself. So may you - may I - continue to live a life devoted to the One who keeps our course steady.


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