Daily Devotion-September 5, 2022

Daily Devotion-September 5, 2022

Ephesians 4:15-16

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we would in all things grow up into Christ, who is the head. From him the whole body, being joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows in accordance with Christ’s activity when he measured out each individual part. He causes the growth of the body so that it builds itself up in love.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Please send us your Spirit to create and sustain in our hearts that love for you and others so that we will speak the truth in love, especially when some try to deceive us into believing in lies about your word. Lord, it is only through your word do we learn the truth.

It is by faith alone that we are joined to you; all because you came to this earth to suffer in our place for our sins. There we have the peace of complete forgiveness, all for your sake. We were dead in our trespasses and sins, and you came to earth, suffered our punishment, and defeated death in your dying and rising. You are the head of the church in which we are all joined together in you through faith. As we grow in faith and trust in you, we continue to grow as part of the greater Church. It is in you that we have our being and existence.

You have given each person their gifts to use within the church, ways we lift and support other members of your body. Be with us to recognize our abilities and then direct us on how we can use them to help others. Provide us with opportunities to share the good news of your forgiveness with those who still do not know about you so they can also be grafted into your body, the church. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

It is by faith that we are all joined together in Jesus, and he is the head. We are reunited with him only because he suffered and died for you. Therefore, for Jesus’ sake, you are forgiven.