Devotional 5/26

Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers! Matthew 7:22

God’s endgame is to make us more like Jesus.

Greg Laurie

Is Jesus Christ your Lord or your Savior? To be in God’s alignment we must accept His grace for salvation and also humble ourselves under the lordship of Jesus.

For the most part, we all know Christ came to save us, from sin, from Satan and from the ways of world; even unbelievers know “the story”. But Christ came to be Lord of our lives. We may not be slaves to sin, but are we slaves of Christ?

  • Lord:
    • someone or something having power, authority, or influence; a master or ruler.

    To be in line, or be aligned with God is to know and do God’s will… but we must come under His lordship to do so in full measure. Our time, talents, and finances belong to God; they ultimately come from Him. The Bible says in Deuteronomy that God gives us the power to get wealth (money, riches, treasures, etc.). If we work, it’s because God has opened the door for us to work and we have the health and ability to do so because He grants it to us. The Bible says that we ought to tithe, otherwise we rob God (Mal. 3:9-10). Are you tithing, or do you give God ‘whatever He puts in your heart’?

    We are free to make decisions about where we live and work, and who we are in relationship with, but in our decision-making we must acknowledge God first. How did Jesus live His life? Who did Jesus walk with?

    Let’s pray:

    Thank you father God for the life of Jesus. Thank you that we have a living example of who to be like. May you help us all to be more like you, in all areas of our lives. And show us the areas which we may be withholding from you. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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