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CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH THE LIVING WATER {July ~ Dec., 2020} DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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2 months 2 weeks ago #10112 by thaiwohvista
TOPIC: THE CIRCUIT OF GIVING

Read 1 Peter 4:9-11

MEMORISE: Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them (Acts 9:39)

EXPOSITION
Someone said "Some people have just rented your body to live in it for some time and depart. Others consider you as a permanent residence to dwell in forever. Whichever way, you must remember to accommodate all those who want to be accommodated. Be each other's keeper". Many Bible passages suffice us to know that we are not to close our palms to whatever comes to us whether we think we worked for them or are given to us. Let's put these Scriptures in mind:
i. For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it (1 Cor. 4:7)?
ii. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." (Luke 6:38)
iii. Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days (Eccl. 11:1)
iv. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministries; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness (Rom. 12:6-8). Above all, be your brother's keeper. By the way, what do you have that you have not received?

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, teach me the heart of giving and let me know that You are the recipient of all I give.
2. Lord, help me to consider others first, in all I do, my spouse inclusive.
3. Father, please rebuke the spirit of pride from our wealthy members and leaders of the church.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 120 - 135

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