Devotional

The daily devotional published Monday-Friday by Medford UMC. Click on the devotional title to read that day’s post.

Devotional

Wed Jul 3-Hearsay

Job’s story is one of devastating financial and personal loss, of disease and suffering, betrayal and marital discord, anger and finally transformation. Job’s life was broken and poured out in front of him, and in his despair and suffering he asks God that eternal question we all come to ask, “Why me?”

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Mon Jul 1-Finding Our Place at the Table

Our scripture talks about how we should all be servants – helping others in whatever we do. Sometimes we are in charge of what’s happening – we are hosting an event, we are leading a meeting, we are the CEO, and people look to us for direction. That doesn’t mean we can’t be helping others as we do this.

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Fri Jun 28-What Is Your Purpose?

What is my purpose? How am I being led by the Holy Spirit? I am not exactly sure when I wrote those questions, I didn’t date them, but as I reflect on them now, I know they apply to me as much today as the day that I wrote them, whenever that was.

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Thu Jun 27-Human Beings, Not Human Doings

Paul’s message concerns the distribution of spiritual, God-given gifts to everyone. EVERYONE! Not just those who believe in God but every living, breathing child of God. We have unique spiritual gifts to be used in whatever way is beneficial to the common good. The “common good” includes EVERYONE too!

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Wed Jun 19-Celebrate Freedom

Today is Juneteenth, the day the last enslaved people in the US found out they were free. The date was June 19, 1865, 4 years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect and 2 months after the Civil War was officially over…

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Tue Jun 18-The Main Thing

As a NY Giants fan, it pains me to quote ANY Philadelphia Eagle, however, when I read today’s scripture verse, one of the things that came to my mind is Jalen Hurts’ often-cited line…

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