James 5:20 (NLT)you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.

DAILY DEVOTION, Nov. 10, 2021

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”  (Revelation 5:13).

In the above words, the entire universe is praising God. The God they are praising is God the Father and God the Son (the Lamb). Jesus is called “the Lamb” because his primary ministry was to be the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Jesus receives the same praise and honor as the Father. That means He is equal to the Father. In the mystery of the Trinity, God exists eternally in three persons, yet there is but one God. Many have written books seeking to explain the Trinity, but it remains a mystery. I believe in One God in three persons because Scripture compels me to that conclusion. Some say that Jesus was simply a human being, a great prophet. But great prophets do not receive the same praise and honor as God the Father. Isaiah or Jeremiah would be horrified if we gave to them the same honor we give to God.

Jesus was a unique person. There is no one like Him in all of human history. He is God and man united in one person. He is both human and divine. How can that be? I have no idea, but that is how He is revealed in Scripture. We are to honor Him as we honor the Father. We honor Him in two ways. We trust in Him as our Savior, and we follow Him as our Lord. As Savior, He atoned for our sins and purchased a place in heaven for us;  as our Lord, He is worthy to be both trusted and obeyed. In Revelation 5:13, the entire universe is praising God. How are you doing?

Father, I do want to honor and praise You and Your Son. Help me to realize that you have infinite value, and You are worthy of my highest praise and service. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for forgiving my sins. You have revealed to the world how much God loves us. May Your name be praised forever and forever, Amen. 

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