Daily Devotional 5-12-20

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Good morning church. My name is Jeff Schuler. Most of you probably know me is Mr. Tina. it’s my pleasure today to bring you today’s devotional. So, you know, as people, we’re always trying to find satisfaction in different things. And a lot of these can be really good things: Work, family activities helping. None of these are bad and in fact, the Bible even calls us to value each and every one of these things. And while these are good though, they don’t ultimately satisfy us.

And so one of my favorite scriptures in Isaiah, it’s Isaiah 55:1-2 and it says, “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” And then it says, “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?” (ESV).

So this picture is that we spend our time engaging in these activities, going after things that while they’re good, they don’t ultimately satisfy us. In the New Testament, we see Jesus interacting with the woman at the well, and in that, he tells her, “but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14 ESV).

That’s a promise straight from God, not only that we will be satisfied, but that’ll even overflow out of us.

If you’re a believer, maybe right now you’re struggling to find satisfaction. There’s a lot of change and a lot of uncertainty today, but it doesn’t take long in reading God’s word for us to see that he is in control and that he is good.

I was recently watching a documentary, and this used to be Scottish pastor named Alistair Begg says in this awesome Scottish accent, “the Bible really is such good news for us if we would just read it.”

And he’s right. We read and we need to make reading the Bible part of our daily life. This is one of the places where we’re going to find such satisfaction.

Maybe you’ve never read the Bible before. You just heard it preached her read scripture on cards or on Facebook. There’s nothing wrong with that and you’d be surprised, but you’re not alone. Start in the New Testament gospels, and I’m positive that by the time you finished them, you’ll have a deeper understanding of Christ’s love for his people. Not only that but by that time, hopefully, you’ve started a habit which will keep you coming back to the satisfying word of God.

If you’re not a believer, I’m glad you’re listening and want to encourage you to seek after God. We have lots of resources on our website and you can also contact the church and we will have people who will talk with you.

The word gospel means good news, and the Bible truly is good news for those who believe.