Monday, April 1, 2019

Devotion 4.1.19

We’ve started a new series focused on the Lenten theme or repentance.  

Sometimes it’s easy to distance ourselves from idolatry when we read the Bible.

10 “Thus shall you say to them: “The gods who did not make the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.”…. Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; for his images are false, and there is no breath in them. They are worthless, a work of delusion; t the time of their punishment they shall perish.  Not like these I she who is the portion of Jacob, for he is the one who formed all things, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance; the LORD of hosts is his name. (Jer. 10:11-16)


But when we pay a little more attention, we can find many in our lives.

What things in our lives do we put a ton of value on, but they will perish form the earth….?
What things do we emphasize that have no breath in them- placing things over people….?
When we have to make a decision, will we make time for the LORD of hosts or for _______  What wins?

We have a lot to repent for-
The good news is that we have that living God who formed us and who calls us his inheritance.  He doesn’t give up on his children.
He is the LORD of hosts and powerful to save.  Powerful enough to save us from all these idols by his work on the cross.      

Dan Borkenhagen
Associate Pastor
Hope Lutheran Church & School

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