21 April 2023 Turning Point With Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional
TURNING POINT DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR FRIDAY 21ST APRIL 2023 BY DR DAVID JEREMIAH
Welcome to David Jeremiah Devotional, an American evangelical Christian author, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. Read and digest the word of the lord for today and see how powerfully it will impact you. God bless you.
Today’s Topic: Hearing or Hearing?
Scripture:Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38
Recommended Reading: 1 Samuel 3:10
DAVID JEREMIAH’S TURNING POINT 21 APRIL 2023
A parent tells a teenager to be home by 10:30 at night, but the teen comes home at 11:30. The teen heard the instructions audibly, but he didn’t hear them in a way that affected his behavior. His ears received the instructions, but his heart didn’t.
The same disconnect between hearing and hearing can occur when we read God’s Word. It’s one thing to read God’s words in the Bible, but it’s another thing to obey them. God is sovereign and has every right to speak to us and expect an obedient response. Think of how challenging it must have been for the teenage Mary to both hear the angel Gabriel’s words from God and obey them. After all, what the angel said to her must have been confusing, if not confounding (Luke 1:26-38). Yet Mary’s response was a model of obedience: “Let it be to me according to your word.”
When you read God’s words today, make sure you are hearing with your heart as well as with your mind. And let obedience be your response.
The difficulty we modern Christians face is not misunderstanding the Bible, but persuading our untamed hearts to accept its plain instructions.
A. W. Tozer
Read-Thru-the-Bible: 2 Kings 9 – 10