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Take In to Give Out (Exodus 24:12)

Introductory Thoughts

The prevailing philosophy today seems to be that each person should be allowed to do what is right in his own eyes. With this philosophy, anything goes! Unfortunately, even Christians have bought into this wicked mindset as they raise their children and allow them to decide what to believe to be true. This contradicts the very foundation of biblical faith that teaches believers to pass on the truths that they have received. The Lord called Moses to the mount to receive commandments with the end purpose that he would teach the people what he had received. This theme was quite common in the history of the nation of Israel (Deuteronomy 4:9-10). God gave His truth to His people with instructions to give those truths to others. The New Testament follows this same pattern. “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). 

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): Read 1 Corinthians 4:17. Timothy was teachable and faithful. Paul taught Timothy what the Lord taught Paul. Paul was then able to send him to the church at Corinth so Timothy could teach them what he had learned from Paul.
  • (For everyone): We know that it is important that we be teachable. Why is it just as important that we receive the truth with the mindset of passing it on to others?
  • Are you thankful that you know the way of salvation through Jesus Christ? How beneficial is this knowledge if you fail to give it out to others?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask God for opportunities to teach what you have received.
  • Ask God to help you see the importance of receiving and giving.