Unspeakable Joy Devotional

December 20th

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His Will Through His Word. Hebrews 1:1 “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets.”

For so many years, Israel had looked to prophets to find God’s will. If they were convinced of sin, it was because God sent a prophet to them. If they had hope, it was because, through a prophet, God made promises. God grew silent, and the prophets stopped speaking.

Then, to break the silence, He sent his Word. Never again would we need prophets; never again would we need priests. Christ showed us the Father’s will by the way He lived. He offered the only sacrifice that saves.

For this reason, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” 1 Peter 3:15. Commit your way to Him. As the New Year approaches, obey commands God gives in Joel 2:12-13: “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.”

God sent His son so His people would repent, so they would turn and seek Him. Don’t waste the gift God has given you. Seek Him today.

Psalm 27:4-11 “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord. Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.” Let it be your prayer today. Sing or listen to the worship song “Better Is One Day” by Chris Tomlin.

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