Thursday, August 15, 2019

Romans 16:19-20a NIV 2011

Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil. 

The God of peace will soon crush Satin under your feet.

Paul concluded his letter to the faithful in Rome by reminding who they were in Christ. He began his letter the same. Romans 1:8, “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.” As believers, the Roman faithful were the only Jesus some might ever see. They were called to be experts at shining Jesus’ Light. Paul wrote of “The God of peace” to the Corinthians, Philippians and Thessalonians as well. Philippian 4:9b, “And the God of peace will be you.” Leaning into Jesus leads to living peacefully in His Light.

Spending time in God’s Word daily helps me focus on Him. At this stage of my life, that’s easy. But the enemy still tries to put roadblocks in my way. A text on the phone, an email that needs a response or an appointment to make will divert my attention. Taking a deep breath and praying, those diversions are completed quickly because they don’t need my undivided attention. My focus needs to clearly be the path the Lord has laid before me. By leaning into Jesus, His Light brings me peace.

What makes us lean into Jesus?

Living In His Light,

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