Pick at the Scriptures -- Not Each Other

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on April 30, 2021

Stick in the middle

Recognize that stick in the middle of the above picture? Find out what it is in the devotion and then read Judges 21Where are you like the Israelites? Picking at the little things of God's Word - being super careful to follow some laws that are "easy" for you to follow - but ignoring the bigger issues of justice, mercy and faith. (See Jesus'  words to the Pharisees in Matthew 23:23-24).

Then read 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:18Paul warns against picking at others. Instead, let's carefully pick through the Scriptures. Pick through today's reading by using Paul's prayers to pray for others. Pick through the reading to find comfort for yourself. Notice at the beginning of the reading how all three persons of the Trinity are involved in your salvation. Then notice at the end the reference to Paul's signature. If you pick at it, even a comment like that provides comfort. 

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