November 12, 2023

A Promised Departure and a Practical Devotion

Text: 1 Timothy 4:1-16
Rev. John Downs

Given the reality of deceitful spirits, not all spirituality is necessarily good.  In his goodness to his people, God graciously exposes this to us so that our consciousness will not be seared by deception but rather remain tender toward his wisdom and truth.  By the work of his Spirit applying the ordinary means of grace to our hearts, particularly the reading and preaching of his Word, we are trained to develop an increasing appetite for what is good and true.  This devotion carries benefits not only in this life but also in the life to come.