Siege Devotions – Day 3

Bold, yet Humble!

Matthew 3

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and I am reaching out to you to bring some hope to your day with a short, daily, devotion.

Today is Friday, March 20

Each day I will share a short devotional thought from my personal Bible reading, as we walk through the New Testament, together.

Today is day 3 for our daily devotions so please turn with me to Matthew 3, which focuses on John the Baptist, and I must admit that I am a huge fan! What a perfect guy to introduce Jesus to the world—bold with the truth and humble in his relationships.

John knew that his calling in life was to point people to Jesus, not call them to himself. Therefore, he could be bold and humble. Remember, humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is simply thinking about yourself less.

In Matthew 3:14, when Jesus approached John to be baptized, John’s response was one of recognizing Jesus as the Lord, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Yet Jesus needed John to fulfill his life purpose; so that, Jesus could fulfill His purpose in coming to earth. Wow!

Friends, let us be bold with the truth of God and humble enough to fulfill our purpose in this time, no matter the cost! God will use us in all of our circumstances, including these scary days, to point others to Jesus. God is taking that which the devil intended for evil and is using it for good!

God loves you and your church is praying for you today! Please reach out to at least one person, today, to share this encouraging message from God’s Word. May your life point people to Jesus.
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NOTE:  The name of this devotion has changed from Siege Devotions to Seize the Moment Devotions.  This reflects a change in thinking from taking a defensive stance to an offensive one.  We want to be on the offense in this situation with the Pandemic that has hit our world.  As we understand how God wants us to live during these times, let’s all take the initiative to seek what is best for our families and communities to the glory of God.


If you prefer a video, Pastor Jerry reads his devotion on YouTube as well.  Click HERE to visit the page.  Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.