Marie’s daily verse: Proverbs 14:22 (NLT)If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness.
DAILY DEVOTION, October 15, 2022
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high(Hebrews 1:1-3).
We learn here that the Old Testament was inspired by God. As Luther said, the Old Testament is a Christian book. The Old Testament speaks of a coming Messiah. That Person is Jesus who appeared in the last days. We also learn that God has spoken. Thus, God is a Person. Only persons speak. “Last days” reminds us that with the coming of Jesus God has said all He plans to say concerning who He is and how He plans to redeem us.
Next, we learn of the exalted nature of Jesus. He is the heir of the Father. He participated in creation. His nature is equal to the Father (therefore, Jesus is God). Jesus is now sustaining the universe. He atoned for our sins at Calvary. He then ascended back to heaven, where He sits at the Father’s right hand. Wow! When we think of Jesus, we have to remember His exalted nature. None of the things said about Him in our verses can be said of us. He became human as we are to redeem us, but He is very unique among human beings. He is worthy of our trust.
Father, thank You for Jesus. That He was willing to set aside some of His divine attributes to save us is almost incomprehensible. Our human minds could never have dreamed up such a Savior. Thank You for revealing the truth to us in Scripture. May Your name be exalted, and the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus, Amen.