BEGIN WITH PRAYER
"Lord open my eyes and my heart."
Read slowly so that you take in. And as you do, turn your heart to God, thanking him for the good you discover and praying his will home for you, your family, your church and the world.
Wisdom to chew on
Understanding to grow inIt's not hard to see our greatest need is for life. Death comes to us all. And for many life before death feels more a half life. Today we see that true everlasting life is found in Jesus. It is a spiritual life given those who in faith look to Jesus for salvation from God's anger. It's a life even the most immoral outcast can receive, and one Jesus followers are to tell others about. As you read note what we are told about why we need this life.
Finish this reading by pausing to ask yourself:
1) What’s the main thing it teaches me about God or his purposes in Christ? Then praise him for this.
2) What’s the main thing it teaches me about his will for me or the world? Then pray that home.
Devotion to offer up
You could read this aloud and perhaps as a springboard to further prayer.