Week 22 Day 4
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Lamentations 2:14 The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The prophecies they gave you were false and misleading.
‘Tis the season when all sorts of characters run around and jam up the phone lines, e-mails, social media and television with promises that they have the plan that will get us out of the mess their opposition has gotten us into. The sad fact is, that even many of our Christian pulpits have been given over to the whisperings and inferences of these false prophets.
Let me be clear. There is no remedy for the human condition save for the reckoning of repentance for sin and the redemption which is found only in Jesus Christ.
Why is it that the world has taken such an aggressive stance against Him? Why do the “prophets” of the day only appeal to the sensory temporal urgings of our inherent sin natures? Very simply, Jesus is the model for all righteousness. He is the perfect example of love, truth, acceptance, and purpose that everyone needs. Only by His sacrifice on the cross, only by His resurrection from the dead, only by the coming of His Holy Spirit may we be empowered to “ward off our captivity”. He is the light of the world.
Praise the One who breaks the darkness
With a liberating light
Praise the One who frees the prisoners
Turning blindness into sight © 1987 Hope Publishing Company
John Wyeth | Rusty Edwards