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Knowing Ourselves - April 2018

A good church does more than simply entertain you!

Knowing Ourselves
Know Your Weakness – Part 6

Scripture Reading: 1 John 3:7-10

Key Verse: Titus 2:7 (Amplified Bible)

And in all things show yourself to be an example of good works, with purity in doctrine [having the strictest regard for integrity and truth]

In yesterday’s devotional we saw that good habits are a must if we are going to shine bright in our dark world. The first good habit I would like to suggest is to be a faithful attender to a biblically based assembly of other believers. This causes a chain of good things to happen that will help you grow strong in the Lord. Again, going to church won’t save anyone, but will train everyone who gives themselves to this good habit. Gathering together with others of like mind, singing, praying and listening to God’s Word will slowly transform us into strong followers of Jesus Christ.

Being part of a biblically based assembly will train you in other good habits that are essential to your spiritual health, such as learning to read your Bible faithfully. A good church will not only train you to read it but how to read it effectively. A good church will train you to pray. Developing the habit of praying good, scriptural prayers is essential. Many people see prayer as their “Christmas list” to give to God and “hope” He hears it and gives them what they want. When you are a faithful attender of a good church, you’ll learn the value and the “how to” of real prayer.

When you develop the good habit of being a faithful attender, you will find opportunities to serve God and His kingdom. When you start serving, thinking less about yourself and more of others, you are on your way to real spiritual maturity! We all know that immature people seldom think of others before themselves. A good church will do more than simply entertain you! Find a Bible based church and be a faithful attender!

Father, I will develop good habits! In Jesus’ Name, amen.