Daily Devotion-February 28, 2023

Daily Devotion-February 28, 2023

John 6:47-51

Amen, Amen, I tell you: The one who believes in me has eternal life. “I am the Bread of Life. Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that anyone may eat it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Dear Lord Jesus,

We pray that you will strengthen and feed our faith through your word. Like our bodies need food, and without it and water, they will die. You told the people that day that you are the bread of life; John also wrote that you are the word. So the Bread of Life is both you and the word because they are the same thing. We fill our souls through reading the Bible—your Word; it is there that we find what you did for us.

You came to this earth as our Savior living the perfect life we could never live. Lord, forgive us because we are far from perfect; we struggle daily with all types of sins chasing after whatever our hearts desire. And you lived a life of perfect love towards God and others, giving us credit for your perfection. While we are credited with your perfection, that still did not undo the punishment which is accounted to us. And in your word, we hear the wages of sin is death. You willingly gave your body to the cross in our place; this was your salvational plan for us was to take every sin ever committed on this earth to the cross with you to pay that enormous debt for us—all our guilt and shame you took into yourself; this was your love in action. Your plan of salvation gives us grace upon grace—credited us with your perfection; you also suffered and died for our every sin. These words are recorded for us in holy scripture so that we will know and trust you. We receive your forgiveness and righteousness by faith that the Holy Spirit begins in us. That faith needs to be regularly fed by your word; we feast on you.

Lord, thank you for coming for us, not leaving us to suffer in our sins and giving us your word to strengthen and feed us. This salvational gift is for everyone, so please give us the courage to share the good news of how we are restored to the Father through all you have done. May your Holy Spirit work through us using your Word. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Feast your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of your faith. He knows everything you have done and is waiting to forgive you for all your sins so that by trusting in Jesus, you have eternal life.