September 27

Isaiah 51:1-53:12; Ephesians 5:1-33; Psalm 69:19-36; Proverbs 24:7

Good news is in short supply these days! But, if you look at all ages, it appears good news was hard to find. There is an old saying, “good news travels on a turtle and bad news on a gazelle.”

God is all about Good News and He enlists His children to help carry the Good News. God used prophets to speak forth His messages. But, to carry His magnanimous love, God chose His son! God took all the bad we deserved and leveled it against Jesus so we could be in God’s family.

“Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5)

Jesus endured all this for us so we could share the good news that God loves people. Will you accept your assignment and share the Good News in a world that so desperately needs it?

Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 54:1-57:14; Ephesians 6:1-24; Psalm 70:1-5; Proverbs 24:8

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