SUGGESTED READING: JOHN 1:6-14
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name”- John 1:12
Our Lord Jesus Christ did not come into this world to do the work of a social reformer, a political administrator, a judge, or simply a ruler in the affairs of men and women. Jesus came as the light of the world, to perform a work of grace in the hearts of individuals that will impart a new disposition of righteousness. This heartfelt transformation will make God real in our lives.
Jesus Christ is a Savior who saves, not by impressions we derive from a study of Hos character, but through the work He did by the shedding of His blood on the cross. Jesus Christ is a Sanctifier, who sanctifies, not by our sympathetic imitation of Him, but by the fact of what He works in us.
Our Lord was not only without sin, but He also provides a work of grace whereby you and I might be without sin. Our Lord not only obeyed the good and perfect will of God perfectly, but He also makes it possible for us to fully obey God’s perfect will. Our Lord Jesus Christ was our personal substitute on the cross, and our participation in His salvation depends on our knowledge of this glorious deed in our behalf.
PRAYER THOUGHT: “Father, I acknowledge my salvation through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross”. Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from DEVOTIONS FOR DEEPER LIFE BY OSWALD CHAMBERS.