Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

December 1

For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

3 John 3-7

In the days before Motel 6, Gaius would not only house itinerant preachers, apostles, and prophets, but would provide for them financially so that, as they journeyed, they wouldn’t have to take anything from the Gentiles. So too, for us to walk in truth and love means we assist people on their journey towards Heaven by reminding them of God’s faithfulness and Heaven’s nearness.

It is our privilege and our responsibility to say to people, ‘God will do what He promised. He will never leave you. He will see you through here on earth.’ And it is also our privilege and responsibility to direct their eyes to Heaven. It was by immediately directing their hearts to Heaven that Jesus could calm the disciples’ troubled hearts on earth (John 14:1-2). If one takes Heaven out of the equation, he’s left with desperate, disturbed, depressed people. Heaven in the equation changes everything.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day's Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Day's Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament. If you would like your own copy of "A Day's Journey" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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