Thursday, July 15, 2021

Jeremiah 8:11 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Jeremiah 8:11

They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious., “Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace.


As I was reading today, the Lord brought this verse to my attention. So often in my life, I wouldn’t call things what they were. I wouldn’t call sin “sin.” I would make excuses or say that was just how I was. But do you see the danger in that? If I say, “Oh well; that’s how I am,” then there is no hope. I’m stuck like that. But if I call sin a sin, then there is hope, and His name is Jesus!!!


See, Jesus came to save me from my sins, but if I never admit that I have any sins I need saving from, then I might never admit I need Jesus, and that my friends, is a very scary thought! If I continue to make excuses for my sins or even deny that they are sins, then I never seek out the proper healing for them! The healing blood of Jesus poured out for this world is the ONLY thing that can save and heal us!!! If we never admit it, then we will never accept Him, and trust me, no one wants to get to the end of the road alone.


We have to call things what they are, no matter how much it might hurt. We have to call good things good, bad things bad, and then call on the name of Jesus!!! The world called my addiction a disease, but the Bible clearly calls it idolatry, and here is the main difference in those diagnoses: the world can heal a disease, but only Jesus can heal an idolatrous heart! If we aren’t diagnosing things properly, then we will never seek out the proper treatment, and the treatment isn’t a what but a Who!!! He is Jesus!!!


Be encouraging, Be bold, Be loving, Be like Jesus!!! I love you all, God bless, and glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!




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