TruthFilled

Day 5 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Practice the Pattern


So as we finish this week’s study, consider how you can preach or counsel your heart with these truths of who God is and what He’s done for us, right in the midst of your current circumstance in these areas.


I am filled.


God satisfies me with truth and grace.


1. In what current circumstance do you feel weary and lacking strength?


2. Preach it to yourself:


Because grace is mine through Jesus (Col. 1:6), and He is the substance of true knowledge (vv. 9-10) and hope (v. 14), I don’t need to be filled up with any other counterfeit in my life.


3. In a journal, practice writing your own.


I have an inheritance.


God has eternal treasure and hope for me.


1. In what current circumstance do you think you’re lacking all you need?


2. Preach it to yourself:


Because of Jesus, I’m given an inheritance that will not fade, can’t be lost, and isn’t dependent on impressing everyone around me. I don’t need to put my hope in what I can achieve, acquire, or produce today (v. 12).


3. In a journal, practice writing your own.


For more of this study, including video teaching by author Ruth Chou Simons, visit lifeway.com/truthfilled


Works Cited


1. Dictionary.com, s.v. “orthopraxy,” accessed April 3, 2020 


2. Dictionary.com, “ortho-.” accessed April 3, 2020


3. Dictionary.com, s.v. “praxis,” accessed April 3, 2020


4. Dictionary.com, s.v. “orthodoxy,” accessed April 3, 2020


5. Craig A. Evans, The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: John’s Gospel, Hebrews–Revelation (Colorado Springs: Cook Communications Ministries, 2005), 361.


6. Strong’s G4137, Blue Letter Bible, accessed April 3, 2020