In Touch Devotional By Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 1 January 2023 | Dr Charles Stanley

Today’s In Touch Daily Devotional written by Dr Charles Stanley January 1st, 2023

In Touch Devotional 1 January 2023 | Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 1 January 2023 | Dr Charles Stanley

You are welcome to Today’s In Touch Daily Devotional written by Dr Charles Stanley and published by In Touch Ministry. Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. He demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically-based principles for everyday life.

Today’s Topic: Sunday Reflection: Turn Your Attention
The believer’s primary focus should be on knowing and loving God, not on merely following rules.

In Touch Devotional for 1 January 2023 (MESSAGE)

To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the scriptures referenced throughout.

The Gospel of John tells us about a group of Pharisees who want to stone a woman accused of adultery (John 8:3-11). The men are so focused on the technicalities of the law that they fail to understand why the law exists in the first place: to help human beings know and experience God. If their hearts weren’t so hardened, they might have discovered that the law is fulfilled not by punishing wrongs but by love (Romans 13:8 NIV).

When Jesus tells the woman that she is free of condemnation, He does so having sympathized with her every weakness (Hebrews 4:15-16); He has compassion regarding all the trials she’s faced and knows each detail of her background (Psalm 139:1-24). He is a Savior of infinite understanding.

When we redirect our attention from rule-following to God Himself, we discover both His true character and His will for us. And like this woman, we encounter a God full of mercy and grace—one we’re eager to love.

Think about it

• Today is a good day to focus your attention on God and remember what you love about Him. Read Psalm 139. What stands out to you?

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