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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries


August 9, 2007

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In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. Proverbs 14:26

Flying as much as I do, I’ve had the opportunity to watch people at the airport. They are divided into two groups: those who have tickets and those who don’t and are flying “standby”. There is quite a difference. People with tickets read newspapers, chat with their friends, or sleep. Folks on standby hang around the ticket counter, pacing and looking worried. The difference can be summed up in one word: confidence. Perhaps you have seen the same difference when you applied for a driver’s license. Without knowing, you could see those who knew the material and those who were unprepared.

Confidence is important. Not just when you’re traveling on an airplane, but it’s also important as you travel through life. If you knew that you had only a few hours, days, or months to live, would you be confident about what the after life has in store for you?

If you, or someone you know, doesn’t have the confidence which comes from being a forgiven sinner and knowing that heaven is your eternal home, then today would be a good time to meet Jesus. His sacrifice for you can give you the confidence to know your final trip is guaranteed.

From a devotion originally written for "By the Way"

THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, I am confident in the salvation You won for me by Your sacrifice on the cross. I rejoice that my final trip is guaranteed. Heaven will be my eternal home, just as You have promised to all forgiven sinners. In Your Name. Amen.

Today's Bible Readings: Psalms 147-148    1 Corinthians 4

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