<<earnestly religious>>

A devout person has a deep level of commitment and growing maturity lived out consistently, not just a casual ‘when I feel like it’ approach.

“Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God” (Gen 6:9). Other examples include Job who did not

  Do I wholeheartedly walk with God?

allow adverse circumstances to shake his faith in God, Daniel who continued to practice his beliefs in spite of possible repercussions, Simeon and Anna who also had a closeness of relationship with God, and the Roman centurion (Job 1:1,20-22, 2:10; Dan 6:10; Lk 2:25-38; Act 10:1,2). Although each of these people had a heightened level of consecration, this was not just a one-way deal. God, who “will honour those who honour Him” communicated to them on a much more intimate level too (1 Sam 2:30; Jn 10:4,14, 15:15). Likewise, we determine the degree of our connection to God; that in turn relates to the intimacy He has with us. Our relationship with Christ should be vibrant and life enriching, not a lifeless cold formality or ritual.

See also: commitment, dedicate/dedication, devotion, holy, spiritual/spirituality

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