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Confused? Need clarity?

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This week’s devotions are based on this week’s message: Let Easter Change you: Input Godly Wisdom…his Word!  (WATCH HERE)

We can get confused.

As events unfold in the world around us, we can get confused or not fully understand what is going on.  This perhaps leads to a level of anxiety, worry and stress.

If you permit me another reference to the eclipse of Monday, there were people stating that the pathway of this eclipse and the last two eclipses made a mark on the US that signified the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  Predictions were being made to a rapture event or some other significant spiritual event and some even the second coming of Christ.

The eclipse has come and gone.  The predictions have as well.

While some of these predictions based some thinking on verses from the Bible, as I read them, they were a stretch from what God actually said about the end of times, most of which there is not a rapture event and no one knows the day or time.  So I was pretty convinced the moment of the eclipse was not going to be the end of the world because the clarity of scripture helps clarify what others are claiming.

The Word of God perhaps doesn’t clarify every single event in your life personally or the world around you, but it does give guidance and context…and sometimes specifics.  As Jesus interacted with the Emmaus disciples the evening of his resurrection, he helped them remember what the Scriptures said about the events they were discussing.  When the truth of the Scripture came into the discussion, clarity emerged.

But sometimes we, like the Emmaus disciples, are slow to believe what the Bible says.

Do you see yourself in this account?

Luke 24:13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.

17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

19 “What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

The Scriptures clarified the confusion these followers of Jesus had.  Are you confused about situations in your life or around you?  Try searching the Scriptures for the clarity God loves to give.  

Apply: Have a specific question you’d like help to see if Scripture speaks to it?  Feel free to reply to this devotion email with your question!

Prayer: Thank you Lord for in all things you love us and give us your word to guide and clarify life so we might live with certainty and clarity in all things.  AMEN.

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