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Daily Devotional
May 27
Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
Exodus 5:9
 
Pharaoh referred to Moses’ request to worship as “vain words,” or a waste of time. And Pharaoh’s mentality prevails to this day. “You don’t have time for Communion. You don’t have time for worship. You don’t have time for devotions. There’s work to do,” our society barks.

Nowhere is this mindset seen more clearly than in Judas who, observing Mary anoint Jesus with ointment costing a year’s salary, said, “That’s a waste. That money could have been spent on the poor. That money could have been used to do some good work” (see John 12:3–6). Yet Jesus would later refer to Judas himself as “the son of perdition,” or literally, “the son of waste,” because the biggest waste is that of wasting the opportunity to worship.

The moles in my backyard drive me crazy. To rid my yard of them, I’ve stuck a hose down their holes and flooded them for an hour at a time. I’ve tossed in little smoke bombs. I’ve stood vigilantly over their holes with shovel in hand - all to no avail. Then I read that in one night, a single mole will often dig three hundred feet of tunnel. And, as my experience proves, the moles’ efforts are not in vain, for even though they’re digging under the surface where no one can see them, when the smoke bombs are thrown in or the water is turned on, they can escape to any number of tunnels and bomb shelters.

That’s exactly what the devotional life does for you and me. “What a waste of time it is staying up late or getting up early to study the Word. What a waste of time it is to go to church on a Thursday night,” some might mutter. But they fail to understand that those things are tunnels and bomb shelters that will protect you from the inevitable attacks of the Enemy.

“Why couldn’t we cast this demon out?” the disciples asked Jesus.

“This kind does not come out but by prayer and fasting,” Jesus answered (see Matthew 17:21). In other words, we are to live a life of prayer and fasting, for if we wait to lay the spiritual groundwork until the challenge is before us, it will be too late. We won’t be able to do what we could have done, or to be who we might have been because there were no tunnels dug under the surface early in the morning and late at night.
 

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.