Monday, August 3, 2015

Devotion 8.4.15

Protect this house.  If your team is sponsored by Under Armour, that is a motto you hear at games.  Usually in a loud, rough voice, "Protect this house!" and the crowd gets rowdy at that point.  It's goal is to get the defense ready to keep the other team from scoring or winning.

Interestingly enough, the motto has scriptural roots (not sure if that was Under Armour's intent).  Isaiah 32:18 simply says, "My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places." We will abide in peaceful habitation, says our God.  The Message says it this way, "My people will live in a peaceful neighborhood, in safe houses, in quiet gardens."

We know that Christians around the world live in persecution.  Even the sanctuary of God's house is not safe, but in Christ, we are at peace.  As a body of Christ, we are in our peaceful neighborhood. 

We pray that God "protect this house."  We pray for our brothers and sisters around the world who face persecution.  We pray that God give them a sanctuary and that others seek the sanctuary we know as Christ.

Hope Men's Ministry

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