Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Micah 4:6,7 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Micah 4:6,7

“In that day,” declares the LORD, “I will gather the lame; I will assemble the exiles and those I have brought to grief. I will make the lame my remnant, those driven away a strong nation. The LORD will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day and forever.”


Thank You, Jesus, for bringing this crippled exile into your family and Kingdom! After I read this , the Holy Spirit brought to mind Adam, the original exile who was crippled or made lame because of his sin. How we too are like Adam, cast out, weighed down, and overwhelmed by the guilt and shame of our sin, and without Jesus Christ as Lord of our life, we will remain and die in that state of despair! How heavy the weight of our sins is, but because of Him, we don’t have to bear that weight anymore. We can surrender our old lives at the foot of the cross and claim our new lives in Him!


We still have consequences for our actions, but we don’t have condemnation for them. What a beautiful gift bought and paid for by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, the Living King and Risen Son of God! Thank You, Lord! These verses start out with the phrase “in that day.” Well, guess what? That day can be today! You no longer have to carry the pain, hurt, shame, guilt, or sadness anymore. You can upgrade, trading this earthly sorrow for Heavenly Hope! And our Hope has a name, and His name is Jesus!


I love the part where it says “and those I have brought to grief” because from the outside looking in, that may seem backward or wrong, but Paul tells us the importance of this in the following verse:


2 Corinthians 7:10 - Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.


Conviction is a catalyst for change, and condemnation is a charge that causes complacency.


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit who leads us in the Lord’s love to those around us!




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