“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life".
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
To Be "In Christ Jesus"
BIBLE MEDITATION: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”Romans 8:1
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: What does it mean to be “in Christ Jesus?” First, think about what it was for Noah to be in the ark. The ark was waterproof. How do we know it was? Well, God told Noah, “put pitch on the inside and on the outside” (Genesis 6:14). The word “pitch” in the Hebrew is “kapar,” and it is exactly the same word translated as "atonement." You see, we are in Jesus as Noah was in that ark. Just as the storms of God’s wrath beat upon that ark, the storms of God’s wrath beat upon the Lord Jesus. But we are on the inside, and not one drop of judgment can come through.
ACTION POINT: Read Romans 8:35-39. Reflect on the things Paul says which will never separate you from God’s love. Give glory to God that your sins have been atoned by the righteous blood of the Savior.