January 2: True Devotion
Acts 2:42 (NKJV) And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
It is important to eat the right kinds of foods and drink plenty of fluids to stay physically healthy. You can eat “junk” food from time to time, but if you neglect a healthy diet including eating your fruits and vegetables your physical body will suffer.
There are four things that marked the spiritual health of the early church and are important for our spiritual growth. They were devoted to the Word of God, the Fellowship with other believers, Worship of God, and Prayer. These four commitments can help you grow spiritually as well. The apostle’s doctrine has now been written down for us in the Bible. Fellowship with other believers is available to us every week as we worship Christ together. The “breaking of bread” was a way they described receiving what we call the Lord’s Supper. This symbolic event is practiced by the church to remember all that Jesus has done for us in providing payment of our sin and providing a righteous life to earn our righteous standing before God. Reading and hearing God’s Word is listening to Him. Praying is simply our way to speak to God. Prayer is an important part of spiritual health both privately and publically.
1. What are four essential things for your spiritual growth?
2. What can you do to make sure you grow spiritually?