Sunday, January 24, 2021

Daily Devotion: Appreciation

Bible Reading: II Corinthians 7

Key Verse: Verse 3 - "I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.”

Key Words: ye are in our hearts

There are three primary things brought to our attention in regard to appreciation found in II Corinthians 7.

In verses 2 – 4, Paul is encouraging the church, while in verses 5 – 10, Titus is encouraging Paul, and in verses 11 – 16, the church at Corinth encourages Titus.

Those people who appreciate your work, not only can be, they are a great encouragement to us. Amen!

Dr. Ernest Mellor, in an article for Homemade magazine, said, “Recently my wife and I sat charmed at an outdoor performance by young Suzuki violin students. After the concert, an instructor spoke briefly on how children as young as two, three and four years old are taught to play violin. The first thing the children learn, he said, is a proper stance. And the second thing the children learn – even before they pick up the violin – is how to take a bow. ‘If the children just play the violin and stop, people may forget to show their appreciation,’ the instructor said. ‘But when the children bow, the audience invariably applauds. And applause is the best motivator we’ve found to make children feel good about performing and want to do it well.’”

The truth is that we all, yes even you and I, need a pat on the back occasionally. We all need to know that we are appreciated. It motivates us to go on. So today, I encourage you to let someone else know that you appreciate them.

What to do:

✞ Let someone know today how much you appreciate them.

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