Psalm of the Day: Psalm 128:1-6
Wisdom of the Day: Proverbs 6:1-11
Scripture Reading: Luke 10:21-24
We should observe the majesty and dignity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We read that He said, "My Father has given me authority over all things. No one really knows the Son except the Father; and no one really knows the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." These are the words of one who was fully God and no mere man.
We read of no patriarch, or prophet, or apostle, or saint, of any age who ever used words like these. They reveal to our wondering eyes, a little of the mighty majesty of our Lord's nature and person. They show Him to us, as the Head over all things, and King of kings, "My Father has given me authority over all things."
They show Him as one distinct from the Father and yet entirely one with Him, and knowing Him in an unspeakable manner. They show Him, not least, as the Mighty Revealer of the Father to men, as the God who pardons iniquity, and loves sinners for His Son's sake.
Let us rest our souls confidently on our Lord Jesus Christ. He is one who is "mighty to save." As many and as weighty as our sins are Christ can bear them all. As difficult as the work of our salvation is Christ is able to accomplish it. If Christ was not God as well as man then we might indeed despair. But with such a Savior as this we may begin boldly, and press on hopefully, and await death and judgment without fear. Christ over all, God blessed forever will not fail any who trust in Him.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me appreciate that Jesus alone is mighty to save.
Action Plan: Jesus is mighty to save regarding salvation, but also is our best friend, guide, and example. List three verses that show him to be these things as well.
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.