I love to read devotions. I enjoy reading stories, verses, and spiritual truths to help encourage me to stay close to the Lord. I enjoy teaching devotions, writing devotions, and having devotions with my children.
Webster says devotion is: “The state of being dedicated, consecrated, or solemnly set apart for a particular purpose.”
The King James Bible doesn’t use the word “devotion,” but uses the word “devote” seven times, with five of them coming from Leviticus chapter twenty-seven.
Leviticus 27:28 says, “Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.”
The Message Bible does uses the word devotion and in one scripture in Proverbs 14:34 says, “God-devotion makes a country strong; God-avoidance leaves people weak.”
When we devote our life, or dedicate it to God, it is now most holy, and we should never take it back. Our life is then “set apart for a particular purpose.”
The story below is not a true story, but a powerful illustration of devotion.
There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend.
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. Now she could see everything, including her boyfriend.
Her boyfriend asked her, “Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”
The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him.
Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying, “Just take care of my eyes, Dear.”
God has been so devoted to us, to give us everything. We should be as devoted to Him.
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