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Advent: What’s Your Motto

12-2-11 Jeremiah 33:14-16 What’s Your Motto?

Catchy slogans are the brainchildren of marketing geniuses who hope their phrase will stick with you all the way to the cash register.  Think about all the slogans for products you use. Products aren’t the only ones affected by this way of thinking. Organizations are expected to have mission statements that can be reduced down to an eight word catch phrase so that every member can remember what they’re about. 

The chapter our passage comes from clearly describes how God is going to keep His promises and restore the people and their land.  As a result, the people will live by the motto: The Lord is our righteousness.  I’m sure they marched right down to their local Jewish bookstore and purchased buttons, banners, posters, t-shirts, and all kinds of items emblazoned with the phrase.  Their exuberance couldn’t be contained.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but they had a motto and they spoke it and lived it. This people would bind things to their wrist, to their forehead, and post them by their doorways so that they wouldn’t forget and so that others would know.   What motto defines your relationship with the God who keeps His promises?  If we were to ask the people who live with and around you or work with you what your motto is would they know?  

Prayer: Ask God to show what His motto for your life is.


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