Will you carry out the obvious in your midst?

“At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds…..”  Acts 16:33.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Job 11-12, and Acts 15-16.

What a night for the jailer!

At one point, he was sure that his prisoners had escaped and was about to kill himself.

Before the night ends the jailer wants in on whatever Paul and Silas believe.  Once the jailer understands the Gospel he wants to carry out the obvious which, in this case, is to provide medical attention.

What does God want me to do?  Am I willing to look to do the nearby obvious?

We often rush off and neglect the obvious things we could/should be doing at home.  We miss the mess we could clean up and choose to share our “light” elsewhere.

I am convicted by this “carry out the obvious” theme.  I miss so many opportunities to do the “little” things at home.  Things that someone will have to do.  Why should others have to carry extra loads at home?

The jailer was so filled with God that the obvious glistened like the fall leaves around here in the sun.  Point?  If I am close to God, my vision for the work needing to be done in my midst, will improve considerably.

“Lord, thank You for Scripture that convicts.  I must carry out the obvious in my midst.  Prick my conscience when I miss things.  Fill me with You so that whatever I do and wherever I am I am rightly representing You.  I love You, Father.”

Any obvious things that you, as a Godly person, could do around the house in the next hour?




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