Dr. David Jeremiah Turning Point 4th January 2023
TURNING POINT DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR 4 JANUARY 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: A Grand Irony
Scripture: A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24
Recommended Reading: Jeremiah 31:1-6
Our technology has eclipsed our psychology. “Is it a coincidence, or just a kind of grand irony, that loneliness has spiked just as our media became ‘social,’ our technology became ‘personal,’ and our machines learned to recognize our faces?”
Andy Crouch asked that question in his book The Life We’re Looking For. Every morning millions of people check their phones and social media, then go into their day with little true human interaction. They retire at night after checking their phones again and fall to sleep with a hunger in their souls for love and significance.
Is that you?
We all need to improve the craft of cultivating our friendships. To whom can you be friendly today? But remember, there’s also a divine Friend who sticks closer than a brother! When you feel no one cares about you, remember God loved you before you were born! Put technology and psychology aside for a moment to offer a doxology of praise to Him.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Genesis 13–17