Psalm of the Day: Psalm 83:1-18
Wisdom of the Day: Job 8:12-22
Scripture Reading: Luke 7:11-17
We also learn the almighty POWER of our Lord Jesus Christ. We can ask no proof of this more striking, than the miracle which we are now considering. He gives life back to a dead man, with a few words. He speaks to a cold corpse and at once it becomes a living person. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the heart, the lungs, the brain, the senses, again resume their work and discharge their duty. "Young man," He cried, "I say unto you, Arise!" That voice was a voice mighty in operation. At once "he who was dead, sat up and began to speak."
Let us see in this mighty miracle a pledge of that solemn event, the general resurrection. That same Jesus who here raised one dead person shall raise all mankind at the last day. "The hour comes in the which all who are in the grave shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; those who have done good unto the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation" (John 5:28, 29). When the trumpet sounds and Christ commands, there can be no refusal or escape. All must appear before His judgment bar in their bodies. All shall be judged according to their works.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help never forget your absolute power.
Action Plan: On this Resurrection Sunday, how can I reflect more on the power of God to raise the dead? How does that affect me?
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.