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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘A generous person will be prosperous …’ Proverbs 11:25 NASB20

One of the best ways to keep your life in balance and stay on track spiritually is to pass on what you know to others. The Bible says, ‘A generous person will be prosperous …’ (Proverbs 11:25 NASB20) As you pass along your insights, you will get more insights from God. Paul challenges Timothy, ‘The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful people who will be able to teach others also.’ (2 Timothy 2:2 NASB20) If you know people who haven’t discovered their God-given purpose in life yet, it’s your job to share with them what has been shared with you. For example, don’t just read this devotional and keep it to yourself; share it with your friends. The more you know, the more God expects you to use that knowledge to help others. That’s how things are supposed to work in His kingdom. James writes, ‘So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.’ (James 4:17 ESV). In other words, increased knowledge brings increased responsibility. Passing along the purpose of life to others is more than just an obligation; it’s one of our greatest privileges. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone knew their calling. That’s why Paul writes, ‘If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ …’ (1 Timothy 4:6 NKJV). Not only does God want us to live out His purposes, He wants us to help others do the same. That is what assignment-centred living is all about. Regardless of your age, the rest of your life can be the best of your life if you will do this one thing – start living with purpose!

SoulFood: Ezra 9-10 John 7:45-53 Ps 30 Pro 25:13-17

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023

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