The One Year Devo

September 25

Isaiah 45:11-48:11; Ephesians 4:1-16; Psalm 68:19-35; Proverbs 24:3-4

In Jeremiah 45 we are introduced to a person who will not live for another 100 years yet the Bible calls him by name. King Cyrus will overthrow the Babylonian Empire then allow some of the Jews in captivity to go back to Israel and rebuild Jerusalem. I tell our students that there are over 3,000 prophecies in the Bible, many of which have already come true. Specific prophecies like this are one of the reasons we can have faith in the Bible as God’s inerrant word.

Since the Bible is true we should do more than believe, we need to live it out. One of the ways we do this is described in Ephesians 4. It is a call to oneness. Why do we call the Trinity one God? It is because God is one God who exists in three persons and God invites us into their relationship. This will be lived out in a unity with God and hopefully in a unity with others. 

This relational unity is described in Philippians 2:2 as being "like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” As believers, we are called to be united with God in our thoughts, attitudes, actions, character, purpose, and mission. 

Question of the day: In what ways do you need to align yourself in unity with God? 

Father, I rejoice that I can trust your word because it is true and I pray that I will bring you glory by becoming more and more united with you.

Tom Powidzki

Posted by Sarah Naples at 15:00