S. O. A. P.
Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
In his name the nations will put their hope.
The Apostle Matthew wrote of this prophecy of Isaiah concerning Jesus. Jesus had just had somewhat of a bounty placed on His head by the Pharisees after He had healed a man with a withered hand on the sabbath. Because of this, Jesus told the people not to tell anyone what He had done. This is exactly what Isaiah had prophesied hundreds of years before, and because of it all nations would in time put their hope in Jesus.
I’m sure it seemed like nothing at the time of this event for Matthew to have reminded everyone of Isaiah’s prophecy by connecting the prophecy to Jesus. Yet now, more than 2,000 years later and with over one-third of the world’s population claiming Christ as their Savior, it’s obvious that Jesus really is, “The Hope For All Nations.” But something even more important this AM is for me to ask you, “Is Jesus your hope?” Sometimes in the middle of personal chaos the enemy of our soul would love for us to think, “Jesus was talking about nations not people. He wasn’t really referring to you!” But that’s not true. Nations are made up of individual people like you and me, and if we don’t tap into this promise that Jesus is our hope how will a nation ever believe that. That’s not something to be concerned about anymore. Jesus is the hope for you and me. And because of that millions of people have believed, and those people make up nations. So today Jesus truly is, “The Hope For All Nations!”
Today I’m grateful that you are the hope for all nations. But for me personally, you are also MY HOPE! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Amen