Dr. David Jeremiah Turning Point 5th January 2023
TURNING POINT DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR 5 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: Same Scene, Different Purpose
Scripture: For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13-14
Recommended Reading: Job 10:8-12
Consider what these five painting masters have in common: Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Leonardo da Vinci, Johann Füssli, and Edvard Munch. They all painted multiple versions of a single scene. Van Gogh painted multiple pictures of sunflowers; Matisse painted two versions of Still Life with Purro; da Vinci painted two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks; Füssli painted four versions of The Nightmare; Munch painted multiple versions of The Scream. The same painter created the same scene but with different colors, emphases, and perspectives.
Think about God’s creation of humanity: the same Artist but billions of unique versions of the same “picture”—different colors, traits, appearances, and personalities. Like a human artist who creates multiple versions of the same painting for his or her own reasons, God has shaped every human creation individually for His own reasons. And that includes you! God “fearfully and wonderfully” created you and ordained the days of your life before they came to be (Psalm 139:14, 16).
Give thanks for who you are today. And ask God to direct your steps that you might fulfill His unique purpose for your life.
That God creates and ordains the days of each human life gives significance and value to each life.
Steven J. Cole
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Genesis 18–20