Today’s Reading | Matthew 2
What thoughts do you think went through Joseph’s mind when the angel told him to leave home? How many different times was he asked to move? Number them in your Bible. What do you think was involved for Joseph and his family to get up and leave each time? It is amazing, with all Joseph had to do, that he would so quickly obey. The angel said go and he “got up.” Leaving family, friends, a job, and moving to a foreign land must have been tough. However, you read nothing of any hesitation. He seemed to be concerned about only what God wanted for his life and he was willing to go anywhere and make any sacrifice necessary to do what God wanted. Joseph sure was a great man of faith in his world. How much would you be willing to give up if God asked you? Would you give up friends, sports, a boyfriend or girlfriend,, your job, your rank? Might there be something right now that you know God would have you do, but you have resisted? Ask God to make you more like Joseph. He commands and you obey without hesitation. Start today to obey right away.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?