Daily Devotion-April 19, 2023

Daily Devotion-April 19, 2023

2 Timothy 2:11-13

This saying is trustworthy: Indeed, if we have died with him, we will also live with him; If we endure, we will also reign with him; If we deny him, he will also deny us; If we are faithless, he remains faithful, because he cannot deny himself.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you for the words of encouragement always to remain faithful to you. Because through faith, we have been given the promise of eternal life; it is by faith that our old sinful flesh was drowned in our baptismal waters, and a new person arose. We pray that you would send your Holy Spirit so that our faith would be strengthened because, in this life, we will face many trials and challenges—our crosses we must carry. You have given us this promise that if we endure in our faith which means not denying you, we will reign with you.

However, Paul points out that you are faithful to your Word. The person who denies you, you will also deny them even if, at one time, they did trust you. Because your Word tells us we are saved by faith alone, and if you allow one person to enter heaven based on any other means than faith in you, you are no longer faithful to your Word or yourself. Moreover, as Paul pointed out, you are faithful, and your Word is reliable and trustworthy.

So, Lord, we ask that you please keep us steadfast in your Word and send your Spirit always to strengthen our faith. Let us never take for granted your promise of eternal life; please sustain us by your Word that we never deny you. So, please give us the courage and strength to share the good news about your love and forgiveness with those who do not know you. Let us testify to your faithfulness and how you suffered and died for the world’s sins when you went to the cross. Because you rose from the dead, we know that God the Father has accepted your payment for all our sins; they are forgiven. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Jesus is faithful in His Word when He says you are saved by faith alone through grace; we do not need to doubt Him, and when He says you are forgiven, trust that your every sin has been removed because He suffered the cross for all your sins. You are forgiven.