Ed Young Devotionals

    Influence Over Comfort

    Posted on Mar 29, 2021

    Read

    Joshua 19:49-21:45
    1 Chronicles 6:54-81

    Think

    Joshua 21:45, “Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true.”

    The definition of influence is “the capacity to affect the character, development, or behavior of someone or something.” You carry influence over the people in your life. Do you take your influence seriously?

    In today’s reading, you may be thinking, “Wow, that is a lot of names and a lot of cities. What’s the point of all of this?” Even though it may not be the most interesting chapter in the Bible to read, there is still something important for us to hold on to. The Levites were a priestly tribe. God didn’t just give the priests one piece of land to settle in. Instead, He spread them throughout all the land of Israel. There wasn’t meant to be just one place for the Levites, but every tribe was meant to have a godly influence among them.

    As Christ-followers, we are meant to be the light of the world. It can be easy to stay in our comfort zones, but we can’t hide from the world we are trying to bring light to. We aren’t meant to live in a bubble or holy huddle. We must make it a priority to carry the influence of Jesus everywhere we go.

    God kept His promise to the ancestors of Israel — He didn’t leave one unfilled. He gave them just what they needed to stand strong for Him. God will give you what you need when you choose to take your influence seriously and stand for Him outside your comfort zone!

    Pray

    Dear God, Thank You for always giving me what I need when I follow you obediently. Help me to take my influence seriously, and remember that I represent You wherever I go! Amen.

    Topics: evangelism, influence, witnessing