Tuesday, August 4, 2020
This morning I rose earlier than normal after a very sound night of sleep. I woke with thanksgiving in my heart and praise on my mind because I realized that the words of Jesus had comforted me when I had somewhat expected that the words of people might have caused restlessness. Yesterday’s devotional caused a stir in me. Jesus was speaking to me. His words broke down my normal responses and reactions to life and revived in me His gifts of grace and love. Jesus spoke life to me, and showed me where I was still being influenced by death.
John 5:24-25 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25 “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
Truly, truly, Jesus has said:
- by hearing the words of Jesus and believing that God the Father sent Him we have been given eternal life.
- in Jesus we will NEVER come into judgment.
- In Jesus we have passed from death to life.
- The time is now for the dead to hear the voice of Jesus and live.
My heart is filled with thanksgiving and my mind is filled with praise. I have heard the voice of Jesus. I have listened to His words. I have believed that He is the Son of God. I have passed from death to life. I am no longer subject to judgment. I am an eternal child of God. Not because I earned it, but because I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior.
When all the troubles of the day and the words of people bring unrest, we can rest soundly on this one truth – NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.