Bible Devotions

5 Steps to Contentment

on April 14, 2008

Have you ever considered Acts 17:6 speaking about how the followers of Jesus were turning the world upside down?

Figure 1 below describes this paradox between the world’s way and God’s way.

Figure 1: God’s Way Leads Upward

The Jews who were not persuaded by the disciple’s teachings were right about their claim. The disciples did turn the world upside down. The Jews were on the bottom side of the stairs, following the world’s way. Along came the disciples living by Jesus’ way traveling up the stairs on the top side. When we compare the two paths it appears they are opposite of each other. Consequently, one side will feel upside down.

God’s word tells us in Isaiah 55:9 NKJV “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Follow the steps leading up to God’s way, for these are the steps to a content life.

Lord Jesus, thank you for choosing the foolish things to be the path to you. Enable us to choose the right side of the stair case leading to God’s Way. Every time we are tempted to follow the world’s way, may we remember to do the opposite instead. In your name we pray. Amen.

© Elizabeth Marks, author of ThinkOnIt Devotions and has a heart for encouraging others with God’s Word. For more devotions, bible studies and a recommended book store, visit today.


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