Turning Point Devotional by David Jeremiah (November 8, 2022)

Turning Point Devotional by David Jeremiah (November 8, 2022)
Turning Point Devotional by David Jeremiah (November 8, 2022)

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Spiritual Infections

Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled. Hebrews 12:15

Recommended Reading: Deuteronomy 29:18

Since December 2019, the world has been more conscious of viral infections than ever before. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the infectious spread of COVID-19 to be a pandemic—and recommended precautions: face masks, cleanliness, social distancing, vaccines, boosters, and more. Infections can be dangerous, and precautions can be necessary.

The same is true of spiritual infections; they can be spiritually dangerous and deadly. For instance, the writer of Hebrews warned about a “root of bitterness springing up” in an individual, the result being that many “become defiled” (Hebrews 12:15). And Moses warned about the same thing in Deuteronomy 29:18. But wait—if bitterness can be spread like an infection, could positive traits like joy be spread as well? Of course! In fact, joy and similar traits might be viewed as vaccines against carnal spiritual infections. We can spread love, joy, peace, and other Christlike traits to others.

Choose today to be a carrier of joy as you interact with others. Be a super-spreader of Christlike traits wherever you go.

Love is the motive for working; joy is the strength for working.
Andrew Bonar

Read-Thru-the-Bible: John 16 – 17

Turning Point Devotional by David Jeremiah (November 8, 2022) Message. Turning Point was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.

Chibuzor Nwaobasi

A lover of God. Passionate about evangelism. A Web designer and a digital marketer. I love spreading God's Word.

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