As humans our commitment and our devotion is very short lived. We see that even today with covid-19 still around, we don’t seem to be as devoted to doing the basic things we did a few months ago. The same can be said about race issues, as we get devoted during incidents, but a few months on our commitment to the cause drops off. What are you devoted to in your life? Being devoted to something is simply being loyal by giving of your time, affection and resources.
Many people today are devoted to certain restaurants, television programs and even their cell phones. There’s nothing wrong with any of that, but we have to examine our own hearts and see if we are being devoted to God, and to the people He has placed in our lives. Are we devoted to honouring others above ourselves like today’s scripture says? The world’s system says to “look out for number one–yourself,” but God’s system says “look out for others, and I will look out for you.”
Today, as you examine your own heart and life in regards to devotion and commitment, ask the Lord to show you ways that you can honour Him and others. One way is by simply being faithful to your word. Be a person of integrity and honour. Do what you say! As you live your life devoted to one another and honouring others, you are actually honouring God. He will repay you for your kindness and reward you in this life and in eternity!
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”(Romans 12:10, NIV)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, I want to be a person of honour and integrity. Father, teach me to be devoted to others through my consistent support the way You want me to. God, fill me with Your love and help me to focus on my devotion to eternity. Help me not to be fragile in my devotion to the injustice that affects my community. I bless You and thank You for Your goodness and unwavering devotion in my life, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.