Devotion for Saturday, October 24, 2020

For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.  For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:11-12).

What we share is not from someone who made it up.  The world has always had believers of something man made up.  Some think that none of the worlds religions have been made up by man.  But there is truth, and we are called into the truth.  Come then and live into and by the truth that has been revealed once for all through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Lord, You have given each of us a mind and You rightly expect us to use it.  Let me see through the fog of confusion spread by non-believers that I may live out the truth You have revealed once for all.  Guide me into the truth that I may stand firm and not be led astray.  In and through all things, may I be found resting in You and the guidance You give through grace.  Teach me to live by grace alone through faith alone.

Lord Jesus, You have come that we may have the assurance that only faith can give in the truth that we all have fallen short of God’s glory and that through Your crucifixion and death our sins are atoned for.  Not only that, but because You were raised from death by the Lord and Giver of Life, we too might have new life.  Lead me ever deeper into this new life that You give.  Amen.