Daily Archives: November 24, 2018
It is love, not knowledge, that forms the basis of Christianity. Paul wrote letters to the church at Corinth to emphasize this point and lead the Corinthians back into right relationship with God and others. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
2 Corinthians 11:13-20
13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
Paul’s Sufferings as an Apostle
16 I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 17 What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool. 18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. 19 For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! 20 For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face.
Enemy Tactics | Becky Newman
2 Corinthians 11:14-15
We must understand our enemy’s tactics in order to stand firm against him. One of his tactics is to confuse and twist the truth and sneak into our beliefs. This is most effective when he’s able to use someone we normally trust, like a pastor or a priest or even family friendly programming.
So, we were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and enjoying the floats and balloons and bands. In the midst of this family-friendly programming was thrown this little moment that lasted maybe 1 second but just long enough for both of my kids to notice it and say something. My 8-year old responded that the people they showed must be confused. I agreed. In the guise of family-friendly programming, here was Satan trying to spread confusion. I am thankful that my kids recognized it and called it out instead of accepting it as truth. We are under attack every day, sometimes in tiny ways that don’t even sink in. I must be alert; and I must teach my kids to be alert.
Lord, Protect us! May Satan have no victory in my home! Help us to discern Your Truth and cast off the confusion and truth-twisting of the evil one.
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