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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
The One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the Lord at their head.
This little known “Country Preacher,” Micah, prophesied alongside his contemporaries Isaiah, Amos, and Hosea. He warned the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and the Southern Kingdom (Judah/Jerusalem) that judgment was coming. All of this was brought on because of their waywardness in following Jehovah. And it all happened just as Micah prophesied. But he also prophesied that in the end God would not forsake His people but would break open their prison doors and lead them to safety.
Here’s the deal … “Stuff Happens.” And sometimes it’s just life. But other times (like Israel) it’s because of our own doing. Whether you have held to your faith or lost your way, along the way … if you will remember that Jesus is the way out … here’s what’s going to happen. While you and yours are huddled, shaking in fear … housed behind the doors of “The Tyranny of Poor Choices” … Jesus, our Redeemer, will come and “Knock Your Door Down!” In fact Jesus is ready (if you are) to LEAD you out today.
Sometimes in my “walk of faith” I forget who my faith is in. When I start following in the “Way of ME,” I end up pounding on the prison door that I have established for myself. I’m ready Lord, for YOU to “Knock My Door Down” and lead me out TODAY! Amen