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August 24th, 20

August 24th, 20

Daily Radio Bible Podcast


 He’s Bringing His Reward

Today’s readings are Jeremiah 37 – 39 and II John 1.  We are reading from the New Living Translation. 

Blinded by his pride and fear, Zedekiah, in the end, became what he was.   His eyes were taken out.  He was a prisoner to his fear and pride.  In the end he was led off into captivity.   All his worst fears came true. He became what he was – blind and a prisoner. What a harsh and cruel master pride is.

What we hear in II John today is so different.  John is letting us know how grace, mercy, and truth come to all who love God and his kingdom more than their own selves – who don’t let fear, pride and self stand in the way.  Zedekiah and his officials, blindly held on to our own lives and kingdom, even after repeated warnings.

Let’s be alert to any desire within or without, that would dissuade us from the love, truth and mercy that we have in Jesus.  John says,

Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward. (II Jn 1:8 NLT)

We do that by remaining in the truth of the Gospel.  Remind your heart each day, of the great love God has for you in Christ.  You are God’s child.  You are one who listens to his Word and responds to what he says, in faith.  You have eyes that see, ever being freed from the blindness that comes from pride and fear.  May you see more today, walk more in faith and experience freedom.  May you receive your full reward – the love, mercy and grace that is yours, in Christ.  

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