Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Daily Devotion: Ordinary People ~ Hanani

Bible Reading: Nehemiah 1

Key Verse: Verse 2 – “That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.

Key Words: Hanani, one of my brethren

Hanani was no ordinary person for a couple of reasons. First, he was the blood brother of Nehemiah, and secondly, he was forthright. It was his words of the condition of Jerusalem that smote Nehemiah’s heart, just a few words, not a lengthy message or lecture…just a few honest words. You can read them in verse 3.

It was those words that took Hanani from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Our words as well are important. What we say, how we say it, and when we say it can be the difference between being ordinary and extraordinary.

Our words do make a difference.

When Rehoboam spoke, he divided a nation.

When Job’s wife spoke, she lacked integrity.

When Philip spoke, people were greatly convicted.

Our words make us ordinary or extraordinary.

As a husband and wife were riding together down the highway, they noticed a mule on the side of the road. The husband said to the wife, “Look! One of your relatives!” She replied, “Yes, I know! By marriage!”

Our words are important.

What to do:
✞ Let your words make you extraordinary for God’s glory.

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