Daily Reading 11-17-16
Luke 1:68-75 New Living Translation (NLT)
Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied the coming of the Messiah. Can you imagine the joy Zechariah would feel as he realized the Messiah would come to fulfill prophecy in his lifetime? God had another honor in store for Zechariah, as well. God would call Zechariah’s son to prepare the way for Messiah.
We must allow the Spirit to prepare us for the Messiah. Perhaps Christ’s second coming will happen in our lifetime; we have every reason to be filled with that hope. The very thought puts a smile on my face how about you?
“Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has visited and redeemed his people.
He has sent us a mighty Savior
from the royal line of his servant David,
just as he promised
through his holy prophets long ago.
Now we will be saved from our enemies
and from all who hate us.
He has been merciful to our ancestors
by remembering his sacred covenant—
the covenant he swore with an oath
to our ancestor Abraham.
We have been rescued from our enemies
so we can serve God without fear,
in holiness and righteousness
for as long as we live.
Prayer: Father, thank you for sending Jesus to be my Savior. Save me from my enemies as I cast down the temptation to fear. I place my trust in you, Lord. Bring good things into my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.