Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
“I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink.” 3 John 1:13 NKJV
I have often wondered to myself why John did not write the many things he had to write; John was obviously not thinking about the future and the impact his writings could have on many generations after him. John robbed us of so much knowledge!
Ecclesiastes 12:9-11 ERV says, “The Teacher was very wise. He used his wisdom to teach the people. He very carefully studied and arranged many wise teachings. The Teacher tried very hard to find the right words, and he wrote the teachings that are true and dependable. Words from the wise are like sharp goads. When these sayings are written down and saved, they can be used to guide people, just as a shepherd uses a sharp stick to make his sheep go the right way.”
As teachers, preachers and leaders; even as guardians and parents, we have a duty to preserve knowledge; truths; for generations to come. Men are twisting the truths, they are even altering history! You can imagine the amount of lies that would be taught in years to come; even the Bible is being attacked! We owe our children the truth. We will not fail in Jesus name. Amen.
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim