This our final Bible Email, and I thought we’d go out with a bang. I was going to write about endings and beginning, but with everything that’s been in the news the last few weeks, it seemed impossible to not address the verse that we’ve been looking at in our Older Youth Bible Studies.
Micah 6 verse 8 provides an immortal line about the way we are all called to live;
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.”
This verse is placed within a chapter where Israel is being reminded that it was once a people in slavery. Sadly it was now treating others just like their oppressors had treated them. I think it’s good to remember that we were all once slaves to sin, and have been saved by grace through a loving Father, who gave us His only son. Now we live in freedom with eternal life. What we do with that freedom is entirely up to us.
We are in a nation that has many injustices, one of those being racism. What can we do about this? Well we are all filled with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we can first and foremost learn to pray. Then we can take His power and light into every room, every conversation and every social media post. We can mourn with those who are mourning, and bring the story of the Saviour who suffered with us to bring hope! I highly recommend using your freedom to be a voice for the captive, a hope to the poor and a lover to the unloved. Just like our beloved Jesus, we can act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.
Here's a video that says it so much better than I can:
It is my prayer that you fall more and more in love with Jesus every single day. I ask that he uses each of you in His strength to bring the Kingdom, on earth as it is in heaven.
So much love to you all,
Important Bible Email Update
Many of you will know we have been sending out these Bible emails for a number of years and we have decided the time has come to move to a different platform. We have seen a shift in how young people are engaging less with emails and increasingly accessing other forms of social media. With that in mind we are going to begin a weekly thought via our Instagram page beginning from 9th June.
We are aware this platform may not be ideal for everyone and does present different limitations however we believe using Instagram for sharing Bible thoughts is a brilliant opportunity to model good use of social media and is particularly impactful for youth engaging with our content. For those of you who do not yet have access to Instagram we would recommend getting your parents to follow us (@strustlife) and asking them to allow you to view our posts through their accounts.
We have been really thankful for the opportunity to engage with so many people through these Bible emails and we are equally thankful for new, creative ways to talk about Jesus together. We look forward to connecting with you on Instagram.