This morning we begin a new sermon series in the book of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is considered the heart of the Old Testament and is frequently on the lips of Jesus in the New Testament. Far from being irrelevant for the modern church, Deuteronomy reveals the foundation of the relationship between God and his people and calls believers today to walk in faithfulness and obedience to the Lord.
This Sunday is purposely chosen to issue a call for justice for the unborn, for those oppressed and for those denied civil rights. The church's goal in fighting for justice is to glorify God, bring joy to the hurting and point everyone to the glorious Kingdom that is to come. As Christ’s body, our mouths and our hands are meant to tell of and point to a God who is perfectly just and who is ushering in a Kingdom of righteousness and justice.
We start every year with the reminder to put Christ first, to commune with Christ and love him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. This morning we are going to turn to Proverbs 3 to find instruction on how to trust in the Lord and make him the center of our lives.
God willing we have a full year ahead of us; a year of opportunities, new endeavors, responsibility, work etc. Through it all my prayer is that we would make Christ the center of our lives, the primary priority of our lives, the focus of our heart’s affection and the captivating thought that consumes our mind because Jesus is good and He alone is what satisfies. There is nothing better than Jesus.