Advent 2019 – Day 16

How good to have you back again for the next in our Advent series on the theme “Immanuel – God With Us.”

 Just because the Lord walks at our side does not mean that everything in our lives runs smoothly. Jesus lived in a world that rebelled against God’s laws and continually pressured Him to conform.. And God now has assigned us the task of changing this world, drawing His people back to His embrace.

 I think the Lord expressed this most clearly when He spoke to to Jeremiah:

 . “I will restore you so you can continue to serve me.

If you speak good words, rather than worthless ones,

you will be my spokesman.

You must influence them;

do not let them influence you.

They will fight against you like an attacking army,
but I will make you as secure as a fortified wall of bronze.
They will not conquer you,
for I am with you to protect and rescue you.
I, the Lord, have spoken!

Yes, I will certainly keep you safe

from these wicked men.

I will rescue you from their cruel hands.”

(Jer. 15:19-21)

 As you meet people today, consider your own words. Are they worthless? Or are your words influencing others to think about the true meaning of Christmas, the arrival of Christ with us?

 

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