The Upward Look
by Max D. Hutto,
“And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42 NASB
The early believers were steadfastly constantly engaged in recurring activities that showed their devotion to Christ. They consistently met together to learn, to be together, to worship, and to pray. They gave priority to the apostles’ teaching, which today would be the study of God’s Word, the Bible. We too need to give priority to both private and corporate Bible study, worship, and prayer. With the coming of a new year, take time to reflect on your habits and commitments to Bible study and worship.
Lord Jesus, as I ponder my life over the past year, help me to make changes that give You, Your Word, and Your church priority in the new year.
December 31, 2021 - © Copyright 2021, Max D. Hutto.
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