Be Useful: 9/9/15


Be Useful! : 9/9/15

Have you ever used the phrase or had somebody say to you, “Make yourself useful!” Usually it happens when there is work to be done and there are people just standing around…like in the pits at a boat race. That phrase summarizes the way most men view life. If it is not useful in their world they just do not engage.

For years I have encouraged men to read books I believe will help them spiritually. A wife finally told me, “Don’t send my husband any more books to read because he will NOT read them!” That same guy will pick up a manual or a specialty magazine that deals with his hobbies and read it from cover to cover…because it is useful…in his world.

The Bible describes itself as “useful.” This is one “manual” that needs to be a priority in life. Yes, for many it is hard to get into the Bible. But it is worthy of your attention because it is “useful” and God inspired it for you.

God wants to graciously integrate principles for life found in the Bible into your life as you step out in faith and expose yourself to those principles.

“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful…so the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Timothy 3:16-17

Father, thank you for being such a practical God and for providing a useful manual to help make life work. Amen.

Credit: Jan Vidal – Legacy Ministry International, LLC
Submitted by Ken Cross.

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