Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 14, 2013

Imitating Jesus

Filed under: Advent,Christmas,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Isaiah 61:1. The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,

Isaiah foretold what Jesus would be doing as part of His ministry on this earth. We, as believing Christians are to follow the example of Jesus. Our question is are we encouraging the poor, not just with our words but also with our help? Are we helping the brokenhearted through our presence and our prayers? Are we sharing with the captives of sin and darkness how to come into the light of Jesus? Are we freeing the prisoners of dependence on something other than God and bringing them into God’s family? Let us not be so involved with ourselves that we neglect to reach out to others in the way Jesus showed us.

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