DAILY DEVOTIONAL by Katie Messer: “Through The Valley Of Achor”
Week Eleven, Day Three
“Shout for joy, you heavens! Earth, rejoice! Mountains break into joyful shouts! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.” Isaiah 49:13 (HCSB)
While Jesus walked the earth and was carrying out His public ministry, the Jewish religious leaders continued to grow quite frustrated with the growing popularity among both Jewish and Gentile communities. While traveling to Jerusalem for His final Passover celebration prior to His crucifixion, Jesus rode into town upon a donkey. And according to Luke chapter 19, as He rode near to the Mount of Olives His crowd of disciples were joyously shouting of the miracles Jesus had done. At hearing this, one of the Pharisees within the group told Jesus that He needed to quiet His disciples. Then Jesus spoke, “I tell you,’ He replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:37-40). May we realize the sheer majesty and honor due to the name of Jesus Christ that is sincerely deserved and praise Him in unabashed worship and praise. He is true to His promises and He will indeed show compassion and comfort to His people. May we rejoice!
Prayer For Today:
Dear God, in all things, You alone are supreme. In all matters, Your will proceeds. Allow me the boldness to hold fast to these powerful promises of Scripture when I need to breath fresh life so that I may praise You with the rest of Your creation. Teach me to thank You for my circumstances so that I may declare Your victory over adversity. Show me Your ways, Lord Jesus, so that I may bask in the fullness of Your blessing both in heaven as well as here on earth and praise You for Your everlasting goodness, mercy, guidance and grace. In Jesus name I pray, amen.