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Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

‘Great is your faithfulness.’ Lamentations 3:23 NKJV

Faithfulness can turn the most under-appreciated job into a vitally important one. Who do you know that works long hours to take care of their family without getting paid, is on call 24/7, gets no holiday pay, or sick pay; is expected to be a taxi service, a private tutor, a healer of wounds, a cook and a multitude of other things? Hint: You’re living under their roof. We weren’t all born with equal talents; some of us are more gifted in certain areas than others. But every one of us was born with an equal responsibility to utilise his or her abilities at full capacity. That’s the most any of us can do, and it’s what God, who gave us our talents, expects us to do.

Two hundred years ago, when the U.S. Marine Corps was first formed, officials gave considerable time to contemplating a fitting motto. They finally chose the Latin phrase semper fidelis, a phrase now engraved on the mind of every Marine. What does it mean? ‘Always faithful’! Both are important words, but the most important is the first one: always. Why? Because a Marine can’t afford to be faithful only when it’s comfortable or convenient, or when they feel like it, or when it will make them happy. Semper fidelis means you must always be faithful – regardless of the cost. God wants to be able to say the same thing about you as is said about Him: ‘Great is your faithfulness.’ So, whether you’re a son or daughter, a brother or sister, a friend, or a teammate, the word for today is – always be faithful.

SoulFood: Deut 18-21 Mark 3:20-35 Ps 119:9-16 Pro 17:4-6

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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