Daily Lenten Devotion Tuesday, March 19th

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – Psalm 34; Jeremiah 25:8-17; Romans 10:1-13 and John 9:18-41

Romans 10:1-13 10For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. 11The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” ….. 13For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Yesterday I shared how I did not believe in double predestination. Yet I do believe in predestination. For me predestination is God’s predetermining, pre-deciding that he would be born of woman, be fully human and fully God, be Jesus, who would live a perfect life, then be crucified for all our sins and rise to give us new life. This is what I believe God predestined, at the beginning of all time and brought about in Jesus’ time, so that all who believe in him might be saved.

Thanks be to God for the gift of his Son; our savior and our Lord.

Psalm 34 – 1   I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2   My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
3   O magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together.

And how do we bless the Lord at all times? By believing in what God has done and trusting in God. May we make our boast in the Lord, for it is not in what we have done but what God has done that we can trust and believe.

“O magnify (highly praise) the Lord with me, and let us exalt (lift up) his name together.”  In The Message it says; “Join me in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out.”

May we believe, confess with our lips and not be ashamed to tell others what God has done for us and offers to all.

O God, thanks for the gift of your Son, Jesus the Christ. Through Him I know that all can be saved. May I be a blessing unto you this day as I worship thee through all I think, say and do. Guide me as I’m lead to share your gift with others. Amen.

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