Thursday, November 17, 2022

Kitchen Table Devotions

Matthew 13

Day 12

And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful

Matthew 13:22

The loser here is the one with lousy friends.  Paul would write that bad company corrupts good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33)  This is the lousy heart that has nothing better to think and speak than what everyone else is thinking and speaking.  This heart likes the message but not enough to leave the crowd.  This person ends up deceived in life by life and never produces anything but his attendance in the crowd.  The truth is that it’s not what you know but who you know that matters.  Eternal life is found in knowing God (John 17:3).  But we won’t make room for God if we keep room for lousy company.  Psalm 107 says “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so”  If we want to live this life we best find redeemed people to live it with.

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