God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Modeling Faithfulness

Read 2 Samuel 5:17 through 8:18; Luke 12:22-48

School friends often gathered at Jeffrey’s house on Saturday mornings. His father knew that some of the boys came from troubled homes and did his best to serve as a role model for them.

On one Saturday, Jeffrey had yard work to finish, but the early crowd was already forming. In an effort to teach responsibility, Jeffrey’s father reminded him to finish his chores before he could play. Jeffrey called to his friends, “Hey, help me out, will you? Grab a rake and the trash bags.” A few minutes later, with the yard looking nice, the boys went off to play basketball. Both Jeffrey and his friends had learned a lesson in responsibility.

Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?” (Luke 12:41).

Jesus was teaching His disciples and the crowd of thousands that had gathered to hear Him. Peter asked his question, and Jesus kept right on talking. The answer was obvious. The truths He was teaching were for everyone to hear.

Challenge for Today: Allow God to use you as a role model for others.

Quicklook: Luke 12:35–41