Examine the Scriptures

Examine the Scriptures

Were you a good student in school? Did you get good grades and enjoy the classroom experience? Not everyone can say that, but you can be a good student of the Bible when you examine the scriptures. We see a group of people today who heard Paul preach and were eager to explore what God’s Word had to say.

‭‭Acts‬ ‭17:11

“Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.”

Paul got ran out of Thessalonica for preaching the Gospel and headed to a smaller village called Berea. When he got to the synagogue there, he preached the Gospel, and instead of getting upset and arguing, they received the Word and then went and examined the scriptures for themselves. They didn’t let other people tell them what to believe but were eager to see if what Paul told them was true. Many came back the next Sabbath and believed in Jesus, while some refused. Everyone was noble-minded about it, which means they were non-combative and listened with an open mind.

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Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

When farmers harvest wheat, they need to remove the stalk and the outer shell, called the chaff, to get to the kernel. They have to beat the wheat plant to separate what is useful from what is useless. Jesus uses this as an example of how God will come for His followers. One day God will come for His people like a farmer separating the wheat from the chaff.

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭3:12

“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

A winnowing fork is used to separate the long stalks of wheat from the kernels. It also beats off the outer layer of the kernel known as the chaff. The heavier wheat kernel would fall to the floor, and the lighter stalk would be tossed into the fire. It’s the kernel that is ground to produce flour. Everything else is useless. Jesus uses this analogy to tell us how God will separate what is valuable from what is useless.

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A Warning to Those Who Plot Evil

A Warning to Those Who Plot Evil

Most of you have encountered people who are straight-up evil. They don’t have any redeeming qualities, and their words and actions produce strife for all those around them. It’s been that way since the beginning of time. Today’s passage should give you some comfort. God gives a warning to those who plot evil.

‭‭Micah‬ ‭2:1‬

“Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.”

Micah is one of the minor prophets. His message isn’t less than the more well know prophets. He packs some powerful prophecy into his relatively small book. Here is this passage he sends out a warning to those who plot evil and comfort to those (read Israel) who are suffering from these scoundrels. He uses the term “Woe,” which loses some of its power in English but shouldn’t be overlooked. Woe means either pain or calamity, and here both could apply. Some severe consequences are coming for those who plot evil.

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Taming the Tongue

Taming the Tongue

Ever heard the saying, “He swears like a sailor?” It refers to a person who lets loose with a string of profanities that would make most people blush. It is also symbolic of a person who can’t control their tongue. David knew the struggles that came with taming the tongue. That’s why he prayed that his speech would be acceptable to the Lord.

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”

David knew the power of the tongue. He knew that his words were a result of what he was meditating on in his heart. If he was going to glorify the Lord, he knew that whatever he said had to be acceptable. There were many areas where David stumbled, but his speech wasn’t one of them. Even when he was justified to be angry, he was often humble. This was a result of the fact that he knew God was his rock and redeemer. David knew he didn’t deserve any blessing, and he deserved punishment for his sins, but God showed him mercy.

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Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

I am always amazed at the arrogance of some people. They are impressed with themselves, and they are not shy about telling people. This is especially true with professional fighters. Their whole mantra is to exude confidence and to intimidate their opponent. King David was a mighty warrior, but he knew where his talents came from. He shows us to give credit where credit is due.

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:34-35

“He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great.”

David knew where his strength came from. He was an accomplished warrior, but deep inside, he knew where his abilities came from. It was from the Lord. His hands were ready for battle, but his victory was assured because a gentle God protected him. What made David special was that he gave credit where credit was due. He was humble.

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Strength for Your Soul

Strength for Your Soul

As I write this devotional, I am exhausted. The last couple of weeks have had several significant events on top of my typical weekly responsibilities. The next couple of weeks are packed with similar events. It would be easy to sit here and feel sorry for myself. When life doesn’t seem to let up, you need to seek strength for your soul from the Holy Spirit.

‭‭Acts‬ ‭14:22‬

“strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

As Paul was planting churches all over the Roman empire, he would often go back and strengthen the disciples. This had to be a great encouragement as many had made a life-changing choice to follow Jesus. The Jew chose to leave the synagogue, which meant the Jewish community excommunicated them. For the Gentile, they were often seen as following a strange cult. Paul would come and encourage them to continue in the faith.

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I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3

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Our faith in Jesus Christ is a Daily Walk

The Apostle Paul used ‘walking” often in his writings, to refer to our journey with Christ. “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16” Being a disciple isn’t a one-time event or something we do every once in a while, it is the daily interaction with Him. It is the step by step, one foot in front of the other walk that brings spiritual growth. It begins with the first step of salvation and continues daily by us walking with Christ.

Daily scripture reading is essential to our growth

One of the most important ways that we walk with Jesus is to read our bible. Daily scripture reading is essential to our growth as a Christian and a daily devotion can help with that. Daily Walk Devotion is about helping you take your next step of faith.

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Chuck Musselwhite
Lead Pastor of The Village Chapel

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