September 22, 2020

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“Rejoice” Devotion

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BY ALVIN HALL

“…,but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20

My pastor has a saying he constantly repeats, “Keep the main thing, the main thing.” In Luke 10:20 Jesus gives an example of this quotation. Luke 10: 17-19, describes how Jesus sent out 72 disciples to spread the Gospel. When they came back they gave an awesome report of all God had done. In verse 20 Jesus said, “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

God gives us authority to accomplish amazing things. But what is more important than all the power and accomplishments is a relationship with God. Focus, rejoice and be blessed that God has your name in His Book of Life.

Jesus’ statement reminds me to think of eternal consequences. This is “the main thing”. Ask yourself what effects are my actions now having on my life after death? Is my name written in the Book of Life? Most of us do not like to think about death, much less our life after death. Jesus leads us to salvation; through Him is the only way to heaven. This verse encourages me to prioritize my life. Power, authority and success are good, but the most important possession is my soul and knowing that my name is written in heaven.

Prayer: Lord thank You for focusing me on life with You. For offering salvation through Your Son. Thank You for the peace and joy that comes from having a relationship with You. Allow me to rejoice, knowing one day I will be in heaven with You, forever! Amen!

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