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Old Testament Gem: Consider the Scary Alternative

Have you ever considered the alternative of the prayer, “Thy will be done”?  C.S. Lewis had a quote that said, “There are two types of people in the world, those who say, ‘Thy will be done, Lord.’  And there are people to whom God will say, ‘thy will be done.'” 

What it means is there are Christians who trust Jesus and His will for their life.  Then there’s people who continue to ignore God and want their way and God says, “Fine, sinner, have it your way. Your will be done.”   To live as though God is not a factor and blame Him for all the wrong in the world would be a cold life leading to separation from Him for eternity.  But we don’t want that!

Today we’ll look at Amos 8:11-12 when the people were shutting down God’s Word. May you find peace in trusting God’s plan for you and letting His will be done as you consider the scary alternative!

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Prayer: Lord God of kings and nations, you are in control of all things at all times.  Our wayward attitudes wreck our relationship with you.  But even though you could cast us away forever, it’s certainly not your first choice.  Give us a heart of repentance!  Lead us to trust in you above all things!  Assure us of your never-ending love and forgiveness, which offers us a kingdom that can never be destroyed.  Your will be done, Lord, not ours.  Amen.

Nathan Buege
Pastor, Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church
Katy, TX

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1
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