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Matthew 24:15-27, Signs and Omens

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For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
— Matthew 24:24

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, August 17, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

Personally, I believe capitalism is the greatest of false messiahs this world has ever seen. We grow up in a culture steeped in the idea that money solves all our problems. That money is to be accumulated at all costs. That more is better, and even more is even better. This false messiah produces great signs and omens: celebrities, billionaires, private jets, if-you-can-buy-this-you-will-finally-be-truly-happy!

These signs and omens are so ingrained in my psyche that I have to fight every day against the urge to buy in (no pun intended) and be led astray from God’s simple message of love, justice, and community.

Gracious God, draw my attention away from false messiahs that I might rest in the one true messiah, Christ Jesus. Amen.

 

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