Welcome P31 Encouragement for Today readers! I am glad you are here.
Before we get to the verses I promised for today, I have a question. Why did Jesus come?
Whenever I ask this at my conferences people seem hesitant at first to answer. The question is simple yet so profound it makes people pause. Slowly, answers trickle out…
~ He came to save us.
~ He came to set us free.
~ He came to provide a way for us to have a direct relationship with God.
~ He came to die on a cross as an atonement for our sins.
~ He came so we might have life.
Yes, yes, and yes. All of those are true. But towards the end of Jesus’ life, a time when we get very intentional with every word we speak, why did He say that He came?
Jesus said, “…For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth,” (John 18:37).
Truth. Life changing, perspective rearranging, heart redirecting truth- this is why He came.
Jesus gave all so that we wouldn’t have to live our lives based on how we feel in the moment. We can live our lives based on truth. Often those two things are different. And the more I understand that and determine to let truth reign my heart in, the more peaceful I am.
Here are some truths I have determined to memorize and recall often:
“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.” Job 19:25
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…” Genesis 28:15
“The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” 1 Thess. 5:24
Do you have some favorite truths you’d like to add to this list? Please do so by leaving a comment below.
Also, if you want to join me in committing to memory some of these truths, let me know that as well. It’s always more fun to do things with friends!