Finding Life

In these days when staying home and social isolation are required, it’s a little harder to find life. If you have to stay by yourself, it can be very easy to get discouraged. But Jeremiah makes some interesting promises this morning.

If you pursue righteousness and unfailing love, or perfect, loyal love, then you will find life, more righteousness, and honor. The irony is that you don’t look for life to find it. You look for righteousness, those things that are righteous or holy, and you look for genuine love, love that does not fail or falter, love that does not give up. Looking for these two things in your life means you will find life.

Does this mean we are looking for people who can do that for us, or for this kind of love and righteousness in our own lives? It seems to me it needs to begin with you. You need to cultivate righteousness and love, these kinds of holy and genuine acts and feelings in yourself. Your thoughts and actions need to reflect a holy heart. Your love must be sincere and without hypocrisy. Only t when you are able to do these things will you begin to enjoy the benefits above. Sound like a difficult task? You bet it is. That’s why we have Jesus.

Jesus has already shown us what this love and righteousness look like. We need only look to His example, and follow H as His disciples. Then we will be able to cultivate these things in us.

So if you are looking for life, look for the One who showed us this life through His own sacrifice on the cross that is the righteousness and love that Jeremiah speaks of.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and prayers below. God bless you all today!

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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