Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Christopher J.H. Wright.
“For without the Old Testament, Jesus quickly loses reality and either becomes a stained-glass window figure – colorful but static and undemanding, or a tailor’s dummy that can be twisted and dressed to suit the current fashion.”
1 Corinthians 15:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
Abba, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises You. Thank You for speaking through the prophets and saints of old. For prompting them to record all that You have foretold of the coming of our Lord. Grant wisdom and understanding to all our Your chosen so Your word is not twisted and that You Lord become so much more than a decoration or ornament. Use us to share the gospel and the good news within it so our loved ones can also experience the true joy of obedience to You. Bless the overwhelming evidence that points to You and the heart of Jesus. In Jesus’ name, amen.