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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For September 27, 2022

Daily Devotions:
by Christina Farris

1 Timothy 4:7-9 KJV
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

Don't you love those personal advisory people, that always passing on that fatherly, motherly, brotherly, sisterly, and friendly advise. It that mom and pop information warning you, advising you that something either good or bad and maybe okay, but it not of value. It like a fidgit toy has no value, but it harmless to play with one when waiting on doctor's appointment, office appointment, a meeting with one's boss and so forth. That delay while your spouse or child runs in the store to grab that one item off the shelf and you decide to wait in the car. The abstraction of not of value, but it takes away precious time. What Paul did not know about exercises it keeps your motor skills running in good shape, but in general it profits nothing, it be better to be doing physical labor, even cleaning house or toting something from point A to point B, instead of idly walking on the treadmill going anywhere but a passage through time. Anyone works in the yard knows the accomplishment of fresh raked leaves, or a mowed lawn. House work the same way, it will get dirty again, the lawn grass will grow again and leaves will fall next year. Raking leaves the most profitable of all those task, because it takes more time for it to not have to be redone. In fact the fruit of the Spirit exercised in godly behavior will produce all year long.

Those who watch the Disney movie Polly Anna, know the little girl expressed kindness and love to everyone, including her grouch aunt. Even her aunt and learn to love again through her niece. It is a process. Is there times to be hard, and tough. Perhaps, depends on the situation, if the tough attitude is to help an individual in the long run. There are times people have to be tough, to gentle an no one learns the value of standing up in certain situations. It can be respectful as well, is it godly, it can be, but it does not always feel like love. Godly exercise is always in need of practice, from patience, to kindness, to love and accepting of people different then you. practicing the gifts of the Spirit to see the fruit it produces.

Paul gives one more godly advise concerning Timothy stomach to drink wine instead of water. Wine not always healthy if drank in abundance, but it has some profit to it when trying to control certain stomach issues, and especially because medicine was limited. Why mention it. It because of healing benefits was healthy then some of the water sources around young Timothy. Drink one item for health of the stomach, bodily exercise in good in the since of good health, profitable to take on the scriptures of faith for health for the soul, health for the heart and health for the mind. Exercising these things profitable into eternity. Godly exercise profits liberty with others as well.

Dear Heavenly Father, remind us to practice our faith by following godly instructions, but also to do the work of the Spirit to produce the fruit of the Spirit in the lives of others. In Jesus preciou name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study: 1 Timothy 5:17-25 KJV
17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.


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