Exodus 8: Free to Worship God

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” -Exodus 8:1

Why did God give his people freedom? So they could worship him. They were not given liberty to pursue their own self interests, to improve their economic situation, or to avenge their oppressors. God provided freedom to freely worship him.

Americans have long enjoyed this privilege of religious freedom. Unfortunately, the access to religious freedom for such a long period of time has led many to live as if religious liberty is unimportant. Yet religious liberty is at the heart of much of God’s work in this world, with history all the way back to Moses and the Jewish people in Egypt.

Let us not neglect or abuse our freedom to worship God. Let us fully appreciate our liberty to worship God and give him our full allegiance today.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.

Hebrews 3: Fix Your Thoughts on Jesus

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.” -Hebrews 3:1

Believers in Christ are to have their minds focused on Christ. Unlike Eastern religions that teach us to empty ourselves, Christians have a clear focus–Jesus Christ. This life is not an illusion, but rather incomplete. We live this life knowing that eternal life is but a heartbeat away.

Further, Hebrews 3:1 teaches that Jesus is our apostle and high priest. An apostle was a sent one, a person with a message. A high priest served as the spiritual leader for the people of God. Jesus operates as both the messenger and the spiritual leader of our lives (and much more).

Today, rather than being distracted by the details of life and becoming weary in the process, fix your thoughts on Jesus. Let each moment be a moment of reflection, of prayer, and of mindfulness of the One who has set us free and has offered us eternity.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.

1 Corinthians 2: A Simply Powerful Message

1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Paul held the equivalent of a PhD in religion for his time. He knew the right words to speak and to write to effectively communicate his point. However, once he had experienced Jesus, the “right” words seemed far inadequate. Instead, his message was Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Many have shared with me over the years how inadequate they have felt to share their faith in Jesus with others. They did not feel prepared enough, educated enough, or smart enough for the task. This is a faulty point of view. It is not about your level of education; it is about Jesus. When we speak of Jesus and him crucified, God’s Spirit does its work to change the human heart.

Education is of great importance, but the message of Jesus is a simply powerful message. We are called to share it and to live it among those still seeking hope for their own lives today.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.


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