DAILY DEVOTION, October 28, 2021
God is utterly dependable, and it is he who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord (1 Corinthians 1:9, Phillips).
We understand that God has called us to eternal life through His Son Jesus. That is a future blessing. There is also a present blessing granted to those who trust in Jesus. We enter into fellowship with our Lord. Jesus is not some far-off redeemer living apart from us. Faith brings us into fellowship with Him. Paul said Christ lives in our hearts by faith (see Romans 8:9). This blessing we enjoy now, in this life.
We are united with Jesus. He dwells in the hearts of those who love and trust Him. Every Christian knows his indwelling presence. This is undoubtedly the greatest blessing we know this side of heaven. To know that Jesus is with us gives us the courage to face anything life throws at us.
We know this is true because it is the promise of God who is utterly dependable. And so we sing with faith, “And He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own.” It doesn’t get any better than that!
Lord God, our Father, how I thank You for Jesus, Your Son, my Lord, and Savior. He has opened the gates of heaven for me, and He walks with me as I live this life by faith. Father, Your goodness knows no bounds, and I thank You in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.