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Matthew 23:37-39, Jerusalem Abandons the Righteous Path

Key Verse

See, your house is left to you, desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” ’
— Matthew 23:38-39

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, March 16, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

Like a ship left “high and dry,” Jerusalem abandoned listening to God’s Word. The Bible makes it clear, though, that it wasn’t just the Jewish people who did this, it’s that the whole human experience is one of not paying attention to the things that matter in life.

A question I ask myself daily is: “What matters to you?” If you want to see what matters to a person, look at 1) where they spend their money, and; 2) how they spend their time.

For me, this can be indicting, because I often get my priorities mixed up.

Thanks be to God for second chances, and the grace offered to us all through a forgiving, yet firm, God.

Where are your priorities today? How can you better clarify your priorities?


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