Today’s devotion is based on Romans 2:21-24. “You teach others—why don’t you teach yourself? You preach, ‘Do not steal’—but do you yourself steal? You say, ‘Do not commit adultery’—but do you commit adultery? You detest idols—but do you rob temples? You boast about having God’s law—but do you bring shame on God by breaking his law? The scripture says, ‘Because of you Jews, the Gentiles speak evil of God.’”
Paul really slammed the Jews of Rome for their bad behavior. But before we also condemn them we must look at our actions. How many of God’s Laws have we broken? God’s rules are there to protect and comfort us, yet how many times do we use them in our actions and thoughts to hurt and condemn others? Knowing the right thing and doing the right thing are two very different scenarios. Repentance is needed by all who look down on others, for we are all sinners before God. Thank goodness that he is willing to forgive and forgive and forgive. All praise to God.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, guide me, Lord, in my daily life, so that my actions praise your name. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.