When we face difficulties in life, it can be tempting to question whether or not God is really in control. We may feel like we are alone and that no one understands what we are going through. However, it is important to remember that God is always with us, even in the darkest of times. The Bible tells us that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). This means that no matter what we are facing, God is always there for us. He knows what we are going through and he has a plan for us.
It can be difficult to trust that God is in control when everything around us seems to be falling apart. However, we need to remember that God is sovereign and he knows what he is doing. We may not always understand his plan, but we can trust that he knows what is best for us. When we surrender our lives to him, we can rest assured that he will take care of us. So, if you are struggling to trust that God is in control, remember that he is always with you and he has a plan for you.
Listen to the audio of June 11th daily Bible verse from John 1:17
Bible Verse for June 11
John 1:17 (KJV) Translation For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Devotional Prayer for June 11
Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for the new covenant in Jesus Christ. Through his sacrifice, we have been forgiven of our sins and given eternal life. Because of his death and resurrection, we no longer have to fear death or the judgment to come. We are now children of God, and joint heirs with Christ. What a blessed assurance! We praise you for your goodness and faithfulness. Thank you for loving us enough to send your Son to die for us. May we always remember the great price he paid for our salvation, and may we live our lives in a way that honors him. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
When we think about the Incarnation, we often focus on the fact that Jesus became human. But it’s important to remember that he also became part of a specific culture, with its own customs and ways of thinking. And in John 1:17, we see that one of the things that Jesus took on was the role of a rabbi.
As a rabbi, Jesus would have been expected to teach people about God’s law. And that’s exactly what he does in John 1:17. He tells us that the law is not just a set of rules to be followed, but it’s also a guide for how to live our lives. It’s a way of life that leads to true freedom.
But Jesus didn’t just stop at teaching about the law. He also showed us how to apply it in our lives. In John 1:17, he says that those who follow his teaching will have the truth revealed to them. In other words, they will come to know God more intimately. And that intimate knowledge of God is what leads to true freedom. So, as we consider all that Jesus did for us by becoming our rabbi, let’s also commit ourselves to following his teachings so that we can experience the freedom of the New Covenant.