October 8

Jeremiah 10:1-11:23; Colossians 3:18-4:18; Psalm 78:56-72; Proverbs 24:28-29

We have heard it said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. This may be true in worldly things but not so when it comes to God’s children. God made us all uniquely; and, we can never fully be who God has called us to be until we are being our uniquely recreated self.

Israel had the problem of wanting to be like other nations. They were called God’s special nation but they thought that being like some other nation was to be desired more than being the “Apple of God’s Eye.”

You are a masterpiece, created in God’s image to do good works. Don’t render your existence unnecessary because you choose to be like someone else. Be who God created you to be. There’s no one else on earth like you!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Jeremiah 12:1-14:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8; Psalm 79:1-13; Proverbs 24:30-34

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