Daily Verse

Matthew 13:22 — Today’s Verse for Friday, September 22, 2023

today8 months ago

Background
share close



[Jesus continued explaining his parable of the soils, saying,] “The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.”

— Matthew 13:22

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

All sorts of things can distract us from Kingdom matters. The wear and tear of everyday life can make it hard to keep our spiritual focus. In an affluence-driven society, our desire for riches, our pursuit of material things, and our selfishness with wealth can entangle us. The worries of this life can stifle our faith. Eventually, the fruitfulness of the Gospel is choked out, and we lose our spiritual vitality. Our most valuable riches are found in Jesus, not in stuff that decays or can be stolen from us. If he is our priceless treasure, so his Kingdom must be our highest priority, then we can handle the other things that come our way (Matthew 6:33).

My Prayer…

Gracious Father, please help me faithfully use the blessings you have lavishly poured upon me. Please, Holy Spirit, don’t let me be deceived or owned by the things I possess, nor do I want to covet what I do not have. Give me an undivided heart, Lord Jesus, about the matters of your Kingdom. Please bring to life the fruitfulness of a heart full of your grace. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Comments

Archived Facebook Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Friday, September 22, 2023

A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.

“Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men; in praise we act like angels.”

A daily devotional about God’s power for our battles.

“Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love,…”

A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.

“Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.”

A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. ….”

Illustration

About This Devotional

Today’s Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.





Source link

Written by: Heartlight

Rate it

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


0%