December 15

Micah 1:1-4:13; Revelation 6:1-17; Psalm 134:1-3; Proverbs 30:1-4

God’s word is meant to guide us and comfort us in life. How we receive His Word will largely depend upon where we are in life. Israel was entrusted with recording and sharing God’s Word. That was an easy task so long as they were living up to God’s standard.

The moment that their behavior deviated from God’s path, the same word that used to bring comfort and strength brought conviction. They were not convicted in the areas where they were doing well, they were convicted in the areas where they were not being obedient.

The same is true for each of us. There are certain parts of God’s Word that we receive with joy. But, there are other words that we receive reluctantly or not at all. Those are really the Words that we need to hear! If you find yourself in a place where progress is not being made in your life and you are wondering what your next steps should be, then you should look at those areas where you know your life is not aligned with God’s Word. Get them in alignment with God, and your joy in hearing God’s Word will return.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Micah 5:1-7:20; Revelation 7:1-17; Psalm 135:1-21; Proverbs 30:5-6