Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daily devotional: Heirs having the hope of eternal life

Scripture
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:4-7 NIV

Observation
We cannot earn salvation from condemnation and earn eternal life because of righteous things we do, but rather because of God's mercy and grace poured out through Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for you and me, and through renewal by the Holy Spirit!

Application
Praise God for what He has done for me! Tell others that they too can receive God's mercy and grace to be renewed and become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for loving mankind so much that You would show us mercy to save us from ourselves and the punishment we deserve for the sin we commit against You. Thank you for pouring out Your grace on me through Jesus' death on the cross, for renewing me by the Holy Spirit, and for making me an heir of eternal life with You. Let this reality never grow old! Let it be fresh on my mind and ready to share with those You put me alongside. I love you!

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