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Daily Devotion – March 8, 2018
03.08.18

Ephesians 2:1-7

From Death to Life

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.

Reflection by Duke Yaguchi

I listen to a lot of Beatles music and earlier today listened to George Harrison’s “Living in a Material World”. He says he met “John and Paul here in the material world”. I’m surprised that George would call out his good friends, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, by name. He published this song just three to four years after the Beatles broke up.

After some reflection, isn’t that what Jesus is doing? Maybe not by name, but he is calling us out to stop living in a material world. Stop living for the flesh and start living a more spiritual life. We don’t know life until we live in the light of Jesus. No matter what we do, the ever-patient God is waiting to help us with his grace.

Prayer

Dear God. Help me “back out of this material world”. Help me lead a more spiritual life. Amen.



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