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1 Kings 2:3

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28 March, 2023

28

MAR

1 KINGS 2:3

"...observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go."

TO PONDER

Have you ever purchased a new device, maybe a phone or a computer, maybe even some kind of new kitchen appliance or new Smart TV and wondered how to make it work? Sure, you might be able to plug it in and turn it on, but I mean really get it to work, to use all its inbuilt functions and get it working to the best of it's abilities. If you have, you might have done one of two things. Some of us like to see if we can figure out these kinds of problems with intuition. We mash buttons and explore the menu options and hope that in all out 'trying' we might stumble upon the solution. Others understand the wisdom in turning to the manufacturers instructions. Surely the instructions, written by those who built the device should be able to point you in the rights direction.

I often think we approach life in a similar way. Many of us simply try to figure it out ourselves, fumbling and bumbling along, sometimes getting things right but more often messing things up terribly. Others turn to God the author and giver of life, to see how he says it is supposed to work. Funnily enough, when we do life according to the creator's instructions it tends to go much more smoothly. You might even say we prosper. God's rules and laws are there to bring fulness of life not to limit it. If you have been avoiding God's commands, why not give them a try and see if life begins to make more sense?


PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I'm sorry for the times I think I know better than you and try to figure life out on my own rather that doing things according to your instructions. Help me to always recognise that you created me and know what is best for me and my life. Amen


Today's devotion written by Mathew von Stanke, LifeWay Newcastle