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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"Committed"

December 24, 2004

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But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law. Galatians 4:4-5

Salesmen say that, for the most part, commitment is difficult. Often he or she thinks an item is sold, only to have the customer turn around and balk at signing on the bottom line. Many would prefer living with a partner rather than committing to marriage. Then there are those who enjoy church-hopping rather than committing to one particular church.

Commitment is seen as tying us down rather than providing freedom to live and serve. In an amazing way, God has committed Himself to us. He did it already in His promises through the centuries. But the extent of His commitment is seen in the giving of His Son for us.

What more could He do? What more could He give?

His commitment to us cost Him, but He was willing to pay the price. That is how committed He is to us. The Saviour, the eternal Son of God, is also totally committed. He was born under the law to redeem us. His commitment is seen clearly as we realize what it took to reconcile us with God.
He commits Himself to become obedient unto death, even the death on the cross—for us!

Prayer: Lord I’m amazed at Your commitment to sinners such as I. But I thank You for loving us so much that You gave Your Son for us. Amen.

My Bold Action for Today: I will boldly commit myself to serve God and commit myself to care for my neighbours and loved ones enough to share God’s love with them.

Rev. Jorma Tuomisto

Today's Bible Readings: Ezra 8-10    Revelation 15

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