Daily Devotional
Are You Depending on God?

“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”

Romans 6:12-14

Ponder This

There was a man who had some wild pigs on his property, and he couldn’t catch them. Another man said, “I’ll show you how to catch those pigs.” He went and put some food on the ground and the pigs came out of the woods and ate. He did that for a while and then he put a fence post in the ground. The pigs saw it, but it was only a post, so they kept eating. And then he put another post, but they continued to eat. Then another; and after a while he built a little coral. Then he began to put up the wire.

After a while, the entire area was fenced in except for the gate. Pigs continued coming in through the gate and eating and going back out, but finally, he closed the gate, and the pigs are caught. The first man said, “Well, I didn’t think you could catch them, but you did.” The second man said, “I can control anything that will depend on me for its food.” This sounds nice when you are on the controlling end. But this story should lead us to consider what we are depending on for daily living? What are you looking to for the food of life? Have you considered that it may have control of you?

  • What is the daily “food” you are depending on? How is it affecting the way you live?
  • How can we make sure we are looking for life in God above all else?

Practice This

Share with a brother or sister in Christ the things you are depending on instead of God. Pray for one another.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.