DAILY DEVOTION, February 1, 2022
The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10).
The Son of Man is Jesus. He left the glories of heaven to enter into our world. His purpose was twofold in our verse. He came to seek, and He came to save. He seeks the lost in order that He might reveal to them how they may be received by God. He is the Good Shepherd who looks for lost sheep. His goal is not merely to seek but also to save the lost. As the prophet said, “All we like sheep have gone astray.” We have wandered away from our Creator. Jesus wants to save us. He saves us by enduring the agony of the cross for us. Those who hear the story of Jesus and believe in Him are saved.
The Philippian jailer was a lost soul. When his prison collapsed, he feared his prisoners would escape, and his superiors would probably execute him. In despair, he cried out to Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” Whatever his understanding was of “saved,” Paul gave him the simple spiritual answer. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” He did believe and was baptized that very night. Jesus found another lost soul (Acts 16).
Jesus has done all that is necessary to save the lost. Will you respond to His grace and believe in Him?
Father, I do believe in Jesus. I trust Him as my Savior and Lord. I am so thankful that He sought me and found me.