Discover God's Character E-Devotionals
It's Okay to Brag... on God
"So the men did as Joshua told them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River, one for each tribe, just as the LORD had commanded Joshua. They carried them to the place where they camped for the night and constructed the memorial there" (Joshua 4:8).
Have you ever had something so good happen to you that you had to tell everyone you met? When you understand just how good God is to you, you will naturally share your experience of God's goodness with others.
After the Israelites crossed the Jordan River on dry ground, Joshua, the leader of Israel, asked a man from each tribe to retrieve a stone for a memorial (Joshua 4:1-8). Later, when their children asked what the stones meant, the Israelites could tell of God's miraculous work in bringing them to the Promised Land.
King David also beckoned others to share their stories: "Let the whole world know what He has done. . . Tell everyone about His wonderful deeds." (Psalm 105:1-2)
Jesus gave similar orders to a demon-possessed man who walked among tombs, screaming and hitting himself with stones (Mark 5:5). Jesus cast out the demons, restoring the man to his right mind. When the healed man wanted to accompany the Lord, Jesus told him, "No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful He has been."(Mark 5:19)
Bragging about God is a simple way to serve Him and encourage others. And when you really understand how good He is, it will be the easiest thing you've ever done.
Your View of God Really Matters ...
Brag a little today. Yes, that's right ... brag a little today about something God has done in your life.
Because God is faithful,
I will trust Him to always keep His promises
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