Common Sense REBORN Devotion

August 6

10”Many shepherds will ruin my vineyard

and trample down my field;

they will turn my pleasant field

into a desolate wasteland.

11It will be made a wasteland,

parched and desolate before me;

the whole land will be laid waste

because there is no one who cares.”  (Jeremiah 12:10, 11)

When I read these verses yesterday, that last line shouted at me.  “Because there is no one who cares.”  If that does not speak to our narcissistic culture, nothing does.  I feel like this is the truth of our current generation.  Unless it directly affects a person, they do not really care.  If Christians cared like they claim they do, we would not have any of the problems we are seeing in our country right now.  If we really cared about people getting infected with COVID, everyone would be vaccinated.  If we really cared about the hungry on the streets, we’d bring them food to eat from our overcrowded grocery stores.  I could go on, but I need to remove the plank from my own eye before I point out any more of the splinters in any one else.  I get on this soapbox, but my actions come nowhere close to the words I write.

Want inspiration to see what a person in action who really cares can accomplish?  Look at what Tim Tebow is doing with his influence right now to bring light to some of the darkest corners of humanity.  That should be all of our goals: to be people of action like Tim Tebow. Click on the video below to see Tebow’s personal mission he has undertaken for his 34th Birthday.

Today was another big day for new Christian music.  I don’t even know where to start, so I’ll go with the youngest.  19-year old Anne Wilson has an incredible story of faith and just a modern day example of the power of God working in someone’s life.  Read her story here.  And then watch this live version of her flagship single.  I am very impressed that this is her first single produced and it’s one of the biggest songs of 2021. I know I have shared this song before, but she dropped her first EP today and I feel it is definitely worth sharing again.

Reading plan:  1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 

Deeper reading plan:  Jeremiah 11, 12

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