Daily Devotional for Friday November 24, 2017

Scripture:

John 19:30 (NASB) Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

Observation:

I hope we take some time to mediate on what occurred so many years ago. I wonder if the apostles could tell by Jesus’ words to them or His actions that things were going to change. Jesus was coming to the close of His life on earth. He was about to finish the job the Father asked Him to do. He made the only possible payment for our sins and paying it in full. So often, we go only part way. The job is left partially done or slightly unfinished. We use excuses. “I’ll get to it later.” “That’s good enough.” “Don’t worry; no one will notice.” I thank God, that Jesus didn’t have our same excuses when paying our debt. He went all the way. “It is finished!” May we remember those words and start a new beginning in Him to finish what He asked us to do. Our debt was paid in full by Jesus Christ, and there is nothing we can do about it but accept it and praise His name. what a Savior we have in Jesus. 

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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