Today’s readings: Jeremiah 32:16-25; Romans 12:1-21; Luke 8:1-15
God’s Greatest Mystery is that, in spite of our wicked sinfulness, God sent his son, Jesus the Christ, to suffer and die as atonement for our sins. Like Jeremiah, we live in a world that seeks the darkness of evil and rejects the light and truth of Jesus. In Luke, Jesus reminds us that not all hearts are open to receiving God’s life giving Word. It is only a humble and repentant heart that can fully receive and endure to bear fruit for God’s harvest. In Romans, Paul calls us to sacrificial living, exemplified in the life of Jesus.
So how do we stay faithful to the victorious resurrected Christ, while remaining in this chaotic evil world? What did Jeremiah do?
Remaining obedient to the Word of the Lord, Jeremiah took his doubts to God. He listed many biblical truths, reminding himself of God’s power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and faithfulness. The most powerful weapons we have against the doubts, and fears of evil are: God’s Word and faith in the resurrected Christ.
Prayer: Father, let us never forget the power of your Word to strengthen and protect us. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Janice Kelly, NALC Pastor.