March 29, 2017
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
INI + AMEN.
The Lord speaks. He gives. Faith that’s created by His speaking and giving will be strengthen by the same speaking and giving that gave it life. From the speaking and giving of the Lord, faith is given, strengthened, it’s given life and growth. The Lord speaks. We listen. The Lord gives. We receive.
Yahweh, the Lord Jesus, doesn’t just give us something good that’s safe to ignore. He’s not some doctor who says, “You know, you should probably cut out the salt, eat more fruits and veggies, and exercise more.” We know all that. “Yeah, I know,” is usually the reply. But what Jesus says and gives doesn’t have to do with offering you a higher or better quality of life, which is really what we want—more success, or whatever. If there’s no measurable return on the investment now, we move on. “Yeah, I know,” continues to be the answer.
But Jesus’ speaking and giving has to do with what happens when your heart stops and you breathe your last. He’s an eternal physician, working eternal cures on bodies and souls that are only eternal and live in and through Him. He made them, He gave them to us, He will raise them up. That’s His Word, His promise. The Lord speaks. We listen. We trust Him. How can we not?
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