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FROM HIS HEART DEVOTIONAL BY JEFF SCHREVE 2ND OCTOBER 2022 – AMBULANCES AND GUARDRAILS

FROM HIS HEART DEVOTIONAL BY JEFF SCHREVE 2ND OCTOBER 2022.

From His Heart devotional proclaims real truth, real love and real hope from the loving heart of God to the lost and hurting to lead them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Read and share with someone today.

FROM HIS HEART DEVOTIONAL

The Topic of Jeff Schreve Devotional teaching for today 2nd October 2022 is “AMBULANCES AND GUARDRAILS”

Today’s Scripture by Jeff Schreve:  John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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DR JEFF SCHREVE DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE FOR TODAY 2ND OCTOBER 2022.

When I was a kid, my parents took the fam on Sunday drives. It was a cheap way to get six kids out of the house for a little adventure. On an occasion or two, we ended up on a mountain road. I remember three things about the mountain roads: (1) They were winding, and I would often get carsick, (2) The views were beautiful, (3) The roads were narrow and dangerous… and it would be easy to drive off the cliff if one weren’t careful.

On most curvy mountain roads, guardrails have been erected to keep drivers from a deadly fall. The guardrails aren’t there to squelch anyone’s fun. They are there to protect everyone from the inherent dangers of the cliff.

GRACE AND TRUTH IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

The Bible makes it clear that Jesus is God in the flesh. He is full of grace and truth. What a wonderful combination! You see, He has grace to rescue sinners who have fallen off the mountain road. He has grace to meet us at the bottom of the cliff in an ambulance of love, mercy, forgiveness, and restoration. But Jesus also comes to us in truth. Truth is much like a guardrail. It is designed to protect us and keep us from falling.

Sadly, many view the truth and commands of God in negative terms. The reality is this: God’s commands are given to keep us safe, not steal our fun. Let’s take the subject of sex, for example. The Lord says, “Let the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Heb 13:4). That verse explicitly teaches no sex before marriage or outside of marriage. Why does God say this? Is He trying to rob you of the joys of sex? No! God isn’t keeping sex from you… He is keeping sex for you. He is trying to protect you from hurting yourself and damaging your ability to truly experience physical intimacy in marriage! Those who blow past the loving guardrail of sexual purity find themselves at the bottom of the cliff — broken, disillusioned, hardened, and guilt-ridden. Furthermore, they can easily experience the lasting pain of an incurable disease and an unwanted pregnancy.

ARE YOU IN NEED OF AN AMBULANCE?

Perhaps you have blown past a guardrail of truth. Perhaps you find yourself at the bottom of the cliff today. Perhaps you feel like the prodigal son at the pigsty. Have you sinned too greatly? No! God has grace for you… amazing grace that, like an ambulance, can bring healing to a broken heart and life. He can forgive you for any sin if you will repent and return to Him. He can restore you to fellowship and give you beauty for your ashes. He can take all your mess and turn it into a message that can be a blessing and benefit to others. He is full of grace. Aren’t you glad?



REMEMBER THE GUARDRAILS!

It’s sad but true: our world today has disregarded God’s guardrails. We take the clear commands of Scripture and add our question marks and caveats. We make exceptions become the rule. As a result, multitudes of people plunge down the cliff at an increasingly rapid rate. It is heartbreaking to witness.

Furthermore, those who erect and promote the guardrails of Scripture are often labeled as “haters.” How dare you put up a guardrail! How dare you fence in “my driving!”

Listen, it is loving to drive the ambulance… AND it is loving to erect the guardrails. We desperately need both! We need grace and truth!

Let me encourage you to view the commands of God as guardrails given for your protection. Obey God and you will save yourself a ton of grief and pain. I’m glad for the ambulance… but I would rather not have to call for one. I’d rather stay safely within the guardrails. How about you?

Love,

Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries

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From His Heart Devotional Is Written by Dr. Jeff Schreve for The from His Heart Ministries. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online….Read more…

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