Going to the Source – August 4, 2017

“This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’”
Jeremiah 33:2-3

Going to the Source

Daily Devotion – August 4, 2017

Devotion based on Jeremiah 33:2-3

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You can ask other people all you want, but if you really want to know, you have to go to the source.

When we bought our first home, we wondered why it was set up the way that it was. Why were the light switches in that place, and why was the door to the backyard set up that way? When we finally met the home builder, who happened to be a member of our church, we asked him, and he explained everything we needed to know. He also gave us some tips for maintenance that really made our homeowner lives much easier.

We can guess all we want about why things on the earth are the way they are, but if we really want to know, the Lord invites us to ask him. He is the one who made the earth, who set it up to work the way it does. The maker of heaven and earth has introduced himself to us in the Holy Scriptures, and he invites us to read them for answers to our many questions.

When we read the Bible, we find out that the Lord who made the earth has introduced himself to us in a special way—in the person of Jesus Christ. We ask certain questions, but Jesus answers them with things that we don’t even think to ask, great and unsearchable things that we do not know.

Why does God allow people to be born sinful? He has bound all people over to disobedience so that he might have mercy on them all! Jesus lived, died, and rose again to show mercy and earn forgiveness of sins for every person on the earth. How can God’s love be that great? It is what the Lord says, and now, amazingly, you have the privilege of knowing and believing that truth.

We call to you, O Lord. Answer us and make us happy with the great things you have done for us in Jesus Christ. Amen.

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