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The Upper Room 30th May 2024 Devotional: What Is Required?

Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for May 30, 2024 Message. God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.

Topic: What Is Required?
written by Jean Bonin (Alberta, Canada)

TODAY’S READING
Matthew 22:34-40

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Is my commitment to work greater than my commitment to God?

he Upper Room 30th May 2024 Devotional Message:

[The Lord] has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 (NRSVUE)

When I became a Christian, I was excited and wanted to please God. I thought the only way I could please God was by doing, so I became a super volunteer in my church and community. Unfortunately, as I overcommitted myself to acts of service, I became less enthusiastic. I wore myself out and started feeling like a failure as a Christian.

It has been a long time since those early days when I was learning how to grow and share my faith. I am still excited about my love for God, and I still eagerly look for opportunities to share that love with others. However, I have learned that it’s not simply an act of service that pleases the Lord but also how we do the act of service. To please God, I do not need to overcommit myself to work that I can’t do wholeheartedly — but I do have to commit myself to the Lord.

In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus reiterated Micah’s words when he spoke of the importance of loving the Lord and loving our neighbor. Every life experience is an opportunity to humbly exalt God as we do justice and love others with kindness and mercy.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Gracious Lord, guide us to live with justice and kindness. Help us to love our neighbors as ourselves as we humbly acknowledge that you are God. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Volunteers in my community

The Upper Room 30th May 2024 Devotional: What Is Required?

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