THE THRILL OF HOPE, THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES
Friday, December 16, 2022
Read: Romans 1:7
Answer God’s Call
In this verse, Paul addresses all Romans who are loved by God and are called to be his holy people. This same address applies to us today. God continues to call each of us to be his holy people. Everything currently happening in our world shows us how urgent this call to action is required.
Answering this call brings much relief from this troubled world. When this call is answered, people receive the power of God, which helps them to take a closer look at their desires and decide if these desires are worldly or heavenly. Rely on the power of God to choose wisely.
Answering this call brings us salvation and righteousness. Why wait any longer? No one on earth can give you either of these. Jesus died on the cross so that you and I would not be punished for our sins. We need to answer the call and give up our sinful actions. Salvation is a gift freely given; righteousness is living, and doing what is right is in the eyes of God. Both of these characteristics can only be achieved with God’s help. I plead that you quickly answer God’s call.
Dear Father, during this Advent season, let us share the good news of Jesus Christ and what he can do for us by answering God’s call . I end this devotion using Paul’s words from the end of this verse. “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Amen.