Daily Devotional

  • Hope in God’s Promises — Friday July 3, 2020

    FRIDAY July 3, 2020

    Hope in God’s Promises

    Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

    Romans 5:14-15

    Paul went on to educate people about the first Adam and the second Adam. The first Adam was our father who sinned in the Garden of Eden; the second Adam is Jesus Christ. Remember, Adam and Eve were in a perfect state of innocence––sinless––until they sinned against God. They disobeyed God when He told them not to eat of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan enticed Eve, and she gave the fruit to Adam. Immediately, they experienced spiritual death, and eventually, physical death. This event is known as “the fall of man” (Genesis 3).

    When Adam and Eve sinned, God killed an animal, He shed its blood, and He covered their nakedness with its skin (Genesis 3:21). In the Old Testament, this sacrifice became a shadow of things to come, as Jesus would shed His blood to take away sin (Hebrews 9:16-28). The promise given in Genesis 3:15 points to mankind’s eternal redemption through Christ’s blood shed on the Cross.

    Another illustration or type of Christ’s sacrifice is seen in the Old Testament. God tested Abraham’s heart by asking him to sacrifice his only son. Abraham took a journey to Mount Moriah with Isaac and laid him on the altar. The Angel of the LORD stopped him from killing Isaac, and God provided a sacrifice––a ram (Genesis 22).

    Years later, Jesus Christ died on the Cross of Calvary––at the very same place! He became the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29).There is no remission for our sin unless there was the shedding of blood. This is the doctrine of atonement. Jesus accomplished our redemption!

    Jesus came not only to teach but to save, not only to reveal God to mankind, but also to redeem mankind for God.
    ~John R. W. Stott~

  • Death Has Spread to All Men — Thursday July 2, 2020
  • Saved From Wrath — Wednesday July 1, 2020
  • Christ Died for Sinners! — Tuesday June 30, 2020
  • Glory in Tribulations - Monday June 29, 2020 — Monday June 29, 2020
  • Peace Through God - Sunday June 28, 2020 — Sunday June 28, 2020
  • Accounted as Righteous — Saturday June 27, 2020
  • Hope in God’s Promises — Friday June 26, 2020
  • Father of Many Nations — Thursday June 25, 2020
  • According to Grace — Wednesday June 24, 2020
  • Faith Made Void — Tuesday June 23, 2020
  • Walking in Steps of Faith — Monday June 22, 2020
  • Father’s Day — Sunday June 21, 2020
  • Accounted as Righteous — Saturday June 20, 2020
  • Faith in Jesus Christ — Friday June 19, 2020
  • Guilty Before God — Thursday June 18, 2020
  • Accounted for Righteousness — Wednesday June 17, 2020
  • God Justifies — Tuesday June 16, 2020
  • Boasting is Obliterated — Monday June 15, 2020
  • The Forbearance of God — Sunday June 14, 2020
  • All Have Sinned — Saturday June 13, 2020
  • Faith in Jesus Christ — Friday June 12, 2020
  • Guilty Before God — Thursday June 11, 2020
  • Sin in Human Speech — Wednesday June 10, 2020
  • None Are Righteous — Tuesday June 9, 2020
  • Slanderous Reports — Monday June 8, 2020