Daily Devotion-November 23, 2023

Daily Devotion-November 23, 2023

Psalm 145:15-16

The eyes of all look eagerly to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. He opens his hand, and he satisfies the desire of every living thing.

Dear Heavenly Father,

This Thanksgiving, we thank You; You provide to all people their needs, believers and unbelievers alike. You make the crops grow and cause the animals to fatten, providing us with food. Lord, you open up your hand, providing all that we need.

Especially our need to overcome sin; you accomplished this by sending Your Son to take our sins into himself. Christ willingly went to that cross to suffer the punishment for our iniquities; he opened his hands on the cross, allowing those nails to penetrate his flesh for our sins. Jesus satisfied our ultimate need: to overcome sin and the guilt attached to our sins; he alone accomplished our salvation and eternal life through his perfect life, innocent suffering, and death. Jesus’ resurrection means our sins have been forgiven.

During this Thanksgiving celebration, please help us focus on the greatest blessing you have given us. The forgiveness of sins Jesus won for us on the cross through his holy life and innocent death.

It is offered to all people but received only through faith in Jesus. Please grant us opportunities to share this gift, promise, and hope with others who have not heard or may not believe in you. Lord, thank you for our salvation; it is the greatest blessing we could receive. Amen.

Pastor Roger Emmons

When God takes care of all our physical needs, how much more will he care for all our spiritual needs? Oh, give thanks unto the Lord for all the great things he has done.