In Touch Devotional 11 October 2022: The Hard Way or the Easy Way

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In Touch Devotional 11 October 2022
In Touch Devotional 11 October 2022 by Dr. Charles Stanley, Tuesday Reflection. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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TOPIC: The Hard Way or the Easy Way

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

In Touch Devotional 11 October 2022 MESSAGE

No one likes the pain of discipline, but parents know it’s necessary. In a family, there may be one child who learns lessons the hard way—through disobedience and the resulting penalty—while another child observes, learns, and does what’s necessary to avoid painful discipline.

The same is true for us as believers—we can be trained by our heavenly Father the hard way or the easy way. Because we aren’t perfect, it’s impossible to avoid all discipline, but we can lessen it. By diligently studying the Scriptures, we learn what pleases and displeases God.

READ: Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 11 October 2022 || Greatness Out of Messes

The Word teaches us who God is and how He wants us to live. It also rebukes us when we sin and shows us how to correct course. Then it explains how to live in a manner worthy of the Lord. Being part of a sound biblical church is also a safeguard. We need godly people to counsel us and hold us accountable.

You needn’t fear God’s discipline. Though His correction may hurt, it brings great spiritual benefit. So whenever you sin, be quick to humble yourself, admit your wrongdoing, and turn back to the Lord with a heart of obedience.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 25-26

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Studying and obeying the Bible can help us avoid painful correction.

In Touch Devotional 11 October 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.

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