Joel Osteen Daily Devotional Jun 27 2020

The Threshing Floor


Grain must be ground to make bread; so one does not go on threshing it forever.
Isaiah 28:28, NIV


Throughout the Scripture, there are many references to “the threshing floor.” This was where the wheat was separated from the chaff. They would lay the sheaves of wheat on the floor and have oxen and cattle walk over them repeatedly, which separated the valuable grain from the worthless chaff. Without that process, the grain wouldn’t do them any good.

For us to reach our highest potential, God will take us through some threshing floors. We start off like a stalk of wheat. The potential is there; we have seeds of greatness, but we have some chaff—some pride, insecurity, impatience—along with the valuable grain. Unless God takes us through the threshing floor—being stuck in traffic, an irritating coworker, a friend who walks away—we will never become what we were created to be. Even though it’s uncomfortable, if you have the right attitude, you’re going to come out refined, more valuable, and separated from the things that are holding you back.


“Father, thank You that the threshing floor is not to harm me, but You use it to refine me and bring me up higher. Thank You that You are removing the chaff from my life and purifying me. I believe that You are going to bring me out more valuable. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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