Monday, January 16, 2017

Devotion 1.17.17

From 4 - 12 one year ago to 13 - 3 and in the playoffs. That is in one word, remarkable.  So, Cowboy fans around the country are probably still in a funk.  It is easier to be objective when you aren't tied to a team with the emotion that comes with being a true fan of that team.  The future looks bright for the Cowboys because the two rookies who made this season possible, Prescott and Ellliot, will have a season under the belts.  There is much promise with this team for next year, and it is that promise that gets fans back year after year (if I could stick with the Oilers all those years until they left, a promise was about all I had).

Paul writes and uses the word "promise" as well.  As he writes of Abraham in Romans, Paul says, "For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith." (4:13)  What is that promise?  "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death." (8:1)

Abraham received that promise and we receive that promise. That promise frees us from condemnation.  We thank God for that promise he gives us in Christ Jesus, His Son.

Hope Men's Ministry

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