David Jeremiah Devotional 4th January 2023 – A Grand Irony

David Jeremiah Devotional 4th January 2023
David Jeremiah Devotional 4th January 2023 Wednesday Turning Point Message

As you study today’s devotional, remember this; “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NLT)

TOPIC: A Grand Irony

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

Recommended Reading: Jeremiah 31:1-6

David Jeremiah Devotional 4th January 2023 MESSAGE

Our technology has eclipsed our psychology. “Is it a coincidence, or just a kind of grand irony, that loneliness has spiked just as our media became ‘social,’ our technology became ‘personal,’ and our machines learned to recognize our faces?”[1]

Andy Crouch asked that question in his book The Life We’re Looking For. Every morning millions of people check their phones and social media, then go into their day with little true human interaction. They retire at night after checking their phones again and fall to sleep with a hunger in their souls for love and significance.

Is that you?

We all need to improve the craft of cultivating our friendships. To whom can you be friendly today? But remember, there’s also a divine Friend who sticks closer than a brother! When you feel no one cares about you, remember God loved you before you were born! Put technology and psychology aside for a moment to offer a doxology of praise to Him.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Thomas Ken

[1] Andy Crouch, The Life We’re Looking For (New York, NY: Convergent Books, 2022), 12.

Read-Thru-the-Bible: Genesis 13–17

Thank you for reading David Jeremiah Devotional 3rd January 2023 (Turning Point). Encourage someone today by sharing this Gospel.

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