David Jeremiah Devotional 14th May, 2019
Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional 14th May – THE RED ZONE
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
Recommended Reading: John 15:9-25
If we could attach a meter to our planet to measure the anger levels of its people, the register would be in the red zone. Even TV anchors, who should dispassionately give us the news, are screaming into the cameras. Political factions are at each other’s throats. Families are fragmenting, and anger even seeps into many churches, filling pews with disgruntled worshipers.
But there’s another red zone—the transforming power of the blood of Jesus Christ. In John 15, on the eve of His crucifixion, Jesus spoke two powerful paragraphs—one about love and one about hate. In John 15:9-17, He said His followers should be known for their love. He told them to abide in His love and to love one another. In the next paragraph—John 15:18-25—Jesus warned them about the hatred of the world. The same world that hated Him would hate us.
How interesting. The distinguishing mark of Christians is their love; the distinguishing mark of non-believers is their hate. Let’s never let the world seep into our bloodstreams. Abide in His love and serve someone today in His Name.
We are to live out our horizontal relationships with one another in light of our vertical relationship with Christ. – Tony Evans
Credit – David Jeremiah