DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION – SAK. EST.
To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. Jeremiah 6:10
THEME: STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS
WORDS OF HOPE:
It was on October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed 95 theses, or statements, on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, marking the start of the reformation movement. For centuries, the Bible had been available only in rare, hand-copied manuscripts, and because of ignorance of the Bible, religious leaders had developed a form of religion that was far removed from biblical revelation. As a monk, Luther had access to the Scriptures to study them for himself, and he concluded that we are saved by grace alone, not by good works or by paying for indulgences. By 1522, he had translated the Bible into German, and because of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, the common people could read it for themselves, and the Reformation was in full swing. Through Jeremiah, God warned the people that He was going to punish them if they did not change their ways. Just like at the time of Jeremiah and at the time of Luther, we are in desperate need of a new reformation, whereby the authority of Scripture is respected as the only rule of faith and life, regardless of what society wants it to mean. Do you feel inadequate to make a difference because of your age, education, or talents? Have you kept quiet because you are not a skilled speaker? The next time that you are tempted to bypass an opportunity to promote the authority of the Bible, remember that God will not lead you where He cannot help you.
· Thank the Lord for His word.
· Pray for the grace to promote the authority of the bible.
· Pray that you may be reformed through the bible.
Our Father in heaven, we are so concerned about some of the things that are going on in the world and in the church these days. We worry about the general apathy about faith in You as Saviour and Lord. We ask that, if we have an opportunity to speak up, you will give us courage to do so. We ask it in Jesus’ name. Amen 🙏🏽