When Jesus Heals: 5 Minute Devo

 

 

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When Jesus Heals

 

Psalm 1 says we’re to meditate on the Word day and night. One way we can do that is by taking a verse or short passage of Scripture and thinking about it throughout the day. Here is one to consider:

 

Matthew 8.14-15:

14 Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. 15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.

It doesn’t appear that she asked for healing. Jesus simply saw her condition and responded to her need.  Continue reading

“God’s Grace in the Tribulation” December 11

 

God's Grace in the Tribulation - Even though God’s grace, as well as, God’s judgment will be demonstrated everywhere during the Tribulation, many will still reject the truth.Even though God’s grace, as well as, God’s judgment will be demonstrated everywhere during the Tribulation, many will still reject the truth.

Also, read about the hurtful power of words and how the truths of God are stumbling blocks to those who refuse to believe.  Continue reading

“Despised and Rejected” October 1

 

Despised & Rejected - “He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief."“He [was] despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” … even while He took the punishment for our sins.

 

Today’s Readings:
Isaiah 53 & 54
Psalm 113.1-4
Proverbs 26.17-19
Ephesians 3.1-21

 

Despised and Rejected

 

Isaiah 53 & 54:

As He Took the Punishment for Our Sins

 

Chapter 53 is perhaps the most complete Old Testament picture of the sufferings of Christ and all that would come about as a result.

Verse 2b “He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.”

He was born to poor parents in a stable. There was nothing kingly about Him from an earthly perspective—nothing that would make people say, “Listen, this is a man of influence.”

Verse 3, “He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.”

Relatively few recognized Him as the Messiah, instead, they despised Him because He exposed their hearts.

He took the punishment for our sins, and God’s wrath was poured out on Him instead of us (53.4-6).

All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all (v. 6).

He didn’t defend Himself. He remained silent before His accusers (53.7).

He died with the wicked, between two thieves, yet He was buried in the tomb of a rich man (53.8-9, 12).

Verse 12, “… And He bore the sin of many” (including you and me if we have placed our faith in Him).

He even “… made intercession for the transgressors (53.12)—“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” (Lk. 23.34).

What a Savior we have in Jesus!

 

Despised & Rejected - “He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief."


Today’s Other Readings:

 

Psalm 113.1-4:

Praise the Lord!

 

These four verses proclaim what should be our response as we understand more and more just what He did for us:  Continue reading