Dec 7, 2015
A daily devotional through the Bible speaking with God as Adam and Eve may have in the garden east of Eden. Our website http://alittlewalkwithgod.com
It seems that every day there’s news of another shooting. Another terrorist or someone filled with anger loses control and unleashes that anger on the innocent just because they can. Lives face eternity instantly and families are changed for a lifetime. Does God expect you to really live the life Paul talks about in the face of such wickedness in the world? A life of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience? Does He expect you to forgive even those who wreck families forever because of their wonton disregard for life?
The answer is yes. Think about the conditions Paul faced. When he wrote these words he found himself chained to a Roman guard in prison. He didn’t know if he would live or die. He faced trumped up charges of treason against the state, a clear sentence of death if found guilty. After 25 years of following God's directions, Paul had been beating, imprisoned, flogged, stoned, and left for dead. What does Paul do with each of his tormentors? He forgives.
Today’s Bible reading plans include:
Ready - Colossians 3:1-16
Set - Colossians 3-4
Go! - Colossians 1-4