Scripture Reading: Hebrews 6:16-20
Scripture Quote: "My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.” Jeremiah 50:6 (NIV)
Whatever is pure or excellent is from God - Whatever is selfish, mean spirited or evil comes from mankind. We are a pitiable people who Christ has redeemed. Without Jesus abiding in us, we don't know how to apply Scripture or live out our convictions. We need Devine help to handle business decisions, financial matters, or for resolving conflicts. Jesus helps us access the character of others so we can understand their needs - He is the only reason we would care about the needs of others. It is His compassion in us that leads us to care. Our natural inclination is to care about ourselves exclusively.
God occupies no one place in the universe. God fills the heavens and the earth, is everywhere present, sees all, rules over all, and shines upon all. He dispenses his blessings equally and is loving to every Believer. Jesus, the perfect Son of God, is the Christian's resting place - If we forget that, we will follow after other false shepherds and loose our way. But when we follow the Good Shepherd, our path is loaded with God's good will and His perfect guidance.
Today’s meditation: We are lost sheep who need to follow Jesus.
Memory Verse: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)