Friday, July 29, 2022

Daily Devotion: Flexibility

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Bible Reading:  Luke 15:11-32         

Key Verse: Verse 28 - And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.” 

Key Words: would not go in

Flexibility is the ability to bend without breaking.  When we become so hard and set in our ways, we tend to do two things.  First, we hurt others, and secondly, we become hard-hearted which causes a burden for all.

The story of the prodigal son’s brother is a perfect example of being inflexible.

Years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright was given the impossible task of building the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.  No comparable construction job ever before had been undertaken.  With patience he laid plans for the immense building in this land of earthquakes and terrible tremors.  After carefully reviewing the situation, he found that eight feet below the surface of the ground lay a sixty-foot bed of soft mud.  Why not float the great structure on this and in some way make it absorb the shock of the earthquake?  After four years of work, and ridicule and jeers of skeptical onlookers, this most difficult building in the world was completed, and soon arrived the day which tested it completely.  The worst earthquake in fifty-two years caused houses and buildings all around to tumble and fall in ruins.  But the Imperial Hotel stood, because it was able to adjust itself to the tremors of the earth.

If you refuse to bend, you will break.

What to do:
✞ Know when and how to be flexible. 

 P. S. There are Biblical doctrines in which we can’t bend, but in areas of personal preference have some flexibility.

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