Daily Devotion-July 15, 2023

Daily Devotion-July 15, 2023

John 5:39

You search the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them. They testify about me!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Teach us today what the Scriptures say about you because no one wants to spend eternity suffering in the condemnation of hell. And, as you stated, your word from Genesis to Revelation is all about you. The Old Testament begins with Genesis and reminds us how we fell out of your righteousness; our sins divided us from you. However, all was not lost; you promised mankind that you would one day return to set us free from sin, death, and the devil; the Old Testament was filled with promise after promise of your restoration.

Then you came to this earth. You allowed yourself to become our brother; you were born of Mary and of the line of David to live under the law; this you did with complete perfection, and you credited us with your righteousness. Then you suffered under the hands of the religious leaders; you were led to Calvary, where you willingly allowed yourself to be hung upon that cross for all our sins; you died an innocent man carrying our sins. You rose from the dead on the third day so that we know all our sins have been forgiven. By faith in you, we have eternal life by knowing, trusting, and believing that you have removed our sins and have made us right with you.

So as we search the Scriptures, we pray that you would forgive us all our sins, not that we deserve it, but according to your grace and tender mercy. Let our reaction to your love be this: that we share the hope we have in you with those who still do not know you, that they will also trust in your love and mercy, receive your forgiveness of all their sins, and have eternal life in you. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Search God’s word, and you will find it points to Jesus—the author and perfector of your faith. He has forgiven you your every sin; by faith in him, you have eternal life according to his love and mercy.