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Daily Devotional
July 23
 
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Job 10:9
 
In Psalm 103, we read that our Father remembers that we are made of dust. Oftentimes, I think we expect more out of ourselves than God expects of us. We mistakenly think we’re more than dust. No wonder we’re shocked by what we find ourselves thinking or doing. God, however, isn’t shocked. He’s not even surprised. He knows our frames. He knows what we’re made of. But He also knows what we’re going to be. He sees us as already glorified in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:30).

If the Anaheim Angels called me and said, “Jon, we heard you’re in town and we really need a pitcher because we’re headed for the World Series.” And if I agreed to come and take a few practice pitches, the ball would have gone right over the catcher’s head and into the stands. But if, for some reason, the coach and the owner liked me, I would be given a uniform. I would be on the team. Yes, I would sit on the bench - but I would be on the team. Then, when the Angels won the World Series and the bonus checks were cut and the rings were distributed, when the team photo was taken and the parade took place at Disneyland - there I would be. Why? I can’t pitch my way out of a paper bag; but, simply because I was on the team, because I wore the uniform, I would get the ring, the photo, the check, the parade, the whole thing.

That’s the Gospel. Our Heavenly Father is the Owner. Our Lord and Savior is our Coach. They happen to like us and chose us for reasons that are beyond me! We’re on Their team. We get the photo, the ring, and Heaven simply because we’re robed in the righteous uniform of Christ Jesus (Isaiah 61:10; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Oh, happy day!
 
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.  If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store