Community Bible Experience Day 1

This week our church began a 40 day journey into the New Testament.  I am so excited that we are all doing this together.  I wanted to take a moment and talk about what I am finding on the first day of this epic adventure!

Today in my reading I came across this verse in Luke 1:68-79.  In this passage, Zechariah speaks about his experience as the father of the one who would pave a way for Jesus.  He was after all the father of John the Baptist.

He says,

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his only covenant, the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear…”

My takeaway from this passage is that God’s plan, regardless of how long it takes, will be accomplished.  That is not to be confused with my plan or my dreams.  Sometimes we get sideways with God because He has not accomplished our plans but we are talking about His plans here.  God’s plans to connect in a relationship with all people and deliver them regardless of race or socio economic background.  God will accomplish His plans and He will not forget His promises.

He will also not forget our cries to Him to be delivered from the Enemy.  If we are down because we have sinned against Him or have failed Him for the MILLIONTH time, He still forgives.  It is not our place to abuse that or take it for granted but we should never forget that when we ask for deliverance from our Enemy, Satan, God will give it.

I hope that’s a comfort to you today.  It was for me.  We’ll talk more next week.  Peace to you.

Matt

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