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A Weaned Child

“O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me. 2 Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me” (Ps 131:1-2 NASU).

David’s detachment from the world is described as a weaning from his mother’s breast. Our break with sin is often like a weaning. For some, it is difficult and time consuming. The infant frets, cries and often throws tantrums, but a patient mother knows when it is time to end the infant’s dependency upon her milk. Once the weaning is done, the child no longer frets and adjusts to a new way of feeding.


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Adoration

“And He said to him,’ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).

In Matthew 22:35-40, a lawyer of the party of the Pharisees tested Jesus. He asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment in the Law. Jesus answered in verse 37. Love in our language doesn’t convey what Jesus meant. Adoration might be the better word today.


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Devotions

Today’s Bible Verse: “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42NASU).

You know, there are some people who just seem to grow more and know more than others. Why? Usually, it is because they are consistent in their effort to grow spiritually. Consistency produces gratifying results. Inconsistence produces discouragement and very few gratifying results. If there is one thing that I would encourage a Christian to do, it would be to continually devote yourself to spiritual activities. The Greek word that is translated “continually” or “steadfastly” means “to give constant attention” to something or someone.


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