Lent Devotion, Day 13 of 44

Matthew 13: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=481600094

Scripture: Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ”Matthew 13:30 NIV

Observation: The Father will work out all things for the good in His time. This is hard for us to understand now, but God takes great care with His creation to preserve it for redemption.

Application: I see that good and evil are woven together into the fabric of a fallen creation. This was not God’s original will and intention for creation. Nonetheless, I need to trust in God’s plan for redemption.

Prayer: Lord, I trust you to redeem Your creation. I eagerly await the final consummation of all things when Christ achieves the final victory of sin and death. Until then, I live by faith, seeking the good within your world. In Jesus’ name.

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