Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 20 August 2022 | Where Do You Go for Advice?

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TOPIC: Where Do You Go for Advice?

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 4:4-10

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;

for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.

But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness;

for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.

In Touch Daily Devotional 20 August 2022 MESSAGE

Each day we let either the world or God’s Word shape our thoughts. Although most of us are quick to say we believe the Bible, at times our actions indicate we’re influenced by something else.

Where do you go when you want advice about a big decision or lifestyle choice? Websites, blogs, and the media offer a wealth of information that can be either beneficial or harmful. Coworkers, family, and friends also provide counsel, but do they rely on worldly reasoning or godly wisdom? The best resource for true guidance is Scripture, but we often rely on human intelligence and personal preferences instead.

Hebrews 4:12 describes God’s Word as “living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword” and piercing into the deepest parts of the soul. Those who are reluctant to surrender to its penetrating work essentially reject the Lord by their refusal to listen and obey. But those willing to accept Scripture’s reproof, correction, and wise “nourishment” will discover the riches of a life of faith.

Letting the Word be your guide requires costly changes in thought, attitude, and behavior. Yet any adjustments or disciplines that produce godliness also result in eternal profit. And it all starts with going to Scripture for direction.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 37-40

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Turn to God’s Word first.

In Touch Daily Devotional 20 August 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God. In Touch Daily Devotional 20 August 2022