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A Message to All Mankind

We often take our Bibles for granted. But have you ever considered how astounding it is that the God of the universe cared enough about humanity to give us His written Word so we could know Him? The Scriptures record God’s thoughts, words, desires, and purposes as well as His interventions in human history.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, February 13, 2021.

The wrong direction

Unsound teaching can be a danger in our Christian walk. False teachers usually… mock truth (the Word of God or the church), follow unrighteous impulses, divide people, and are worldly-minded. Spirit-led teachers recognize that humility and unity with their students is key (Philippians 2:1-4). Pray for discernment to distinguish true teachers from misguided ones.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 19, 2021.

When you have Everything

Do you realize Jesus knows what it feels like to have human struggles? Our Savior understands precisely how we feel because He went through the same types of situations we do (Hebrews 4:14-16). Though our specific circumstances don’t match the Lord’s, we have much in common with what He experienced and felt. Jesus suffered exhaustion, hunger, thirst, and pain just as we do. He also knows the heartache of being lonely, misunderstood, hated, rejected, and unjustly treated.

Whatever you’re going through right now, remember that Jesus knows how you feel and sympathizes with your pain and weakness. He may not remove the anguish or change your situation, but He does promise He will always be with you-which is everything.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, December 7, 2020.

Rescue mission

This refers to the spiritual liberation or rescue by God from Satan’s kingdom, which, in contrast to the realm of light with truth and purity, is the realm of darkness with only deception and wickedness (1 John 2:9,11).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:13.