Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, March 09, 2018

To Enable Us All Our Days

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David…to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. (Luke 1:68-69, 74-75)
This is part of the prayer of Zechariah about the LORD Jesus when John, Zechariah’s son, was named. The second half of the prayer is about John. Notice the last portion quoted: “to enable us to serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.” This is loaded and amazing. We are enabled to:

• Serve Him
• Without fear
• In holiness
• In righteousness
• All our days

This redemption, this salvation, is not just for everlasting life; it is present tense (all our days). It is service without fear. It is service with holiness. It is service with righteousness. God provides the means of all this. It is part of our salvation.

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