Daily Devotion on Hebrews 11:24-28

Devotion Text: Hebrews 11:24-28

What inspires you to action?

I’m not talking about “inspiring” like a sunset or a Nicholas Sparks movie, I mean really inspiring–jump out of your seat, can’t sleep, must do, now now now!  For some people, it’s motivational speakers like Tony Robbins. Others look to self-help books or drink in “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” Still others search out gurus like Deepak Chopra or “Americanized gurus” like Oprah.

The problem, of course, with all of those inspiring, self-help avenues is how many bends, twists and turns they take a person down. One person offers one path to enlightenment, another tells of a different meaning of life. When one says stay put, another says go. When one says speed up, another says slow down.

Worse yet, what has a person gained who follows what the world considers inspiring? Sure, maybe you lose a few pounds, a dirty habit or feel happier today. What about tomorrow, with it’s problems and it’s worries. Back to the well…

In our text, the writer to the Hebrews tells of how faith changed Moses and in turn changed the events of history. God’s word changes us today as well as we hear his word and partake in his sacraments, we are inspired to live a new and holier life. We seek to please God and to live as he would see fit.

God’s word affects lasting, meaningful change both is us and in the world. It is powerful and effective. God’s holy word offers one path to eternal salvation, paved by his son, Jesus. That death changes us, not only in this world, but also in the world to come where everlasting happiness awaits us.

Prayer: Come Holy Spirit, renew our hearts and kindle the fire of your love within us. Fix our eyes on you, that our hearts may be glad and our actions may be pleasing to you. Helps us to put aside the meaningless things of this world that keep us from you. Strengthen our faith, dear Lord, until you take us to be with you forever. Amen.


About Michael Schottey

Michael Schottey is a Christian, husband, father of two boys, sportswriter, and aspiring author. He graduated from Martin Luther College with a degree in Biblical Languages in 2009. A lifelong midwesterner, he moved to Florida with his family in 2010 and is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church (WELS).

Posted on August 30, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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