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Romans 14:8 – We Belong (May 16)

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Monday. May 16th. The 2nd day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is Romans 14:8.

8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

It was just the other day that my family and I saw a movie where the main actors were in a dire situation. The characters in the movie had gone without food for weeks and their water was extremely scares. They were then presented with a situation where they could eat. However, that which they were going to eat was, well, let’s just say it was not clean according to Leviticus 11.

Of course the movie could care less about what the scriptures say and so the main actors proceeded on in the name of “surviving.” My family and I all just looked at each other in disgust. Though the film never showed them eating, the discussion from the main characters made it clear of their intention.

After the movie we began talking about that “situation” in the film. We asked ourselves what we would do in that situation. We greed that we would just die. It’s amazing how the world looks at death in such a negative view. Like its a bad thing that should avoided at all costs.

Someone who is in the faith should never be scared of death. If we are walking in the Word, He will never let something happen to us that didn’t first go through His approval. If YHWH wills for us to have, what the world may call, a “premature” death, who can prevent it from happening? And if He wills for our deliverance, likewise, who can keep it from happening?

As our verse says “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”

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

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