Week of January 13
Ed Young Television Weekly Devotional
Still Counting - Addition
by Ed Young
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
The Bible is all about numbers. From the five smooth stones that David found in the creek to Jesus feeding the 5,000; numbers are apparent throughout Scripture. There is even an entire book of the Bible titled "Numbers."
Math is also all about numbers. Without numbers, we couldn't add, subtract or do any of those extensive trigonometry problems that we all love so much. But what's the relationship between numbers, math and God? Basically, math and numbers matter to God. And it all starts with the number one.
God works supernaturally through the church to add to his equation. He uses people like you and me to reach others and bring them into his family-one person at a time. God could easily snap his finger and have a church filled with thousands of people appear, but that is not how he works. It all goes back to the power of one.
This week, remember that math is important to God and that you are a major factor in his addition. God has added you and he wants to use you to help add more. But it's all about adding one at a time. You have to go out and find that one. Help add to his equation and invite someone to church with you. Show them that numbers do matter and that God is still counting-one life at a time.
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