GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE CROSS
John 12:31-33 “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.
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PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
This world will not last. Satan has been defeated, cast out of heaven, and will soon be forced to leave this world too, never to be seen again. On the other hand, Jesus, when He was lifted up on the cross, was made visible to all people.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
And yet I still find myself focusing on the temporary things of this world, on the temptations that ensnare me. So I will make it a priority to start my day by meditating on the Bible, remembering Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. I will have courage to talk about Jesus in my everyday life, glorifying Him so that others will be drawn to Him. And I will stop worrying about the future, because I know God has everything that will last securely in His hands.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Father, draw us to the Son You lifted up on the cross and glorified, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.