Today’s readings: Zephaniah 2:1-15; Revelation 16:1-11; Luke 13:10-17
We cannot free ourselves from the spirit that disables us. Our affliction calls for more than a self-help book. We will never straighten up on our own. If we are humble, we will recognize our great need and seek the Lord. In seeking his righteousness, not only is our greatest need satisfied, all of our needs will be met (Matt 6:33).
There is a need far greater than physical affliction, hunger, thirst, clothing, or shelter. We must be straightened out by being loosed from the bondage of sin and death. This only happen for Christ’s sake. Only God sets the faithful free and hides them in his Son when the day of judgment comes.
Prayer: I seek you, O Lord of my righteousness. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Mark Ryman, Communications Coordinator for the NALC and Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Advance, NC.