Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24th: 1 Chronicles 22-24; John 8:28-59 ~ Nathan

In our Old Testament reading we read about David giving final instructions before he dies. He gives basic advice to the Israelites,
1 Chronicles 22: 13
Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

This advice is basic, but was hard to follow, and is today as well.

John 8: 33-34
They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” [34] Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

A good reminder to the Jews back then, and us today. We are slaves to sin if we do not ask for forgiveness. To be truly free means we need to bring our sin to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. Then we can truly move on.

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

When we trust in God's sovereignty and faithfulness, we do not need to be afraid or discouraged.

So true that the only real freedom comes from following Christ who sets us free from the chains of sin and death.