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Jan. 31

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Sunday. January 31st. The 1st day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is Romans 5:8.

8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

What an awesome verse! Before we were lovable, He loved us. He reached down and picked us up out of the sin of this world and delivered us. How can we do anything but love Him back? How can any of us do anything but seek out what He wants in our life?

If He puts His finger on anything in our life, how can we even think of debating Him to keep it in our life? Do we really think that after He showed us the truth and brought us into fellowship with Him that His love for us has changed? If He wanted what was best for us then, wouldn’t He want what is best for us now? Of course He does.

Obeying Him is our way of showing our love back to Him. So when He speaks to our heart about something in our life, remember what He did for us first. While we were still sinners, He died for us. He brought us into the eternal way.

May we never think that we have “arrived” in our walk with Him. This life is a process of constantly learning and growing in Him. May we never harden our hearts to not let something go that we know He is talking to us about.

He loved us when we were unloveable. How much more should we obey knowing that He is the very essence of Love and that He is only wanting what is best for us.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!