Devotion for Monday, February 1, 2021

“To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things” (Ephesians 3:8-9)

Who are the saints?  They are those who have overcome sin and death in this world through the grace of Christ.  In other words, they trust Christ, for Christ has overcome for us.  All who believe are given the power to become as Paul was.  In this mystery, the faith is established and it grows.  Live into the life you have been given through Christ and come into His grace and mercy.  Know that in Jesus is all hope.

Lord, it is so simple, but this world makes it so complex.  Lead me, Lord, in the way of life by Your grace which You have purchased from the cross.  Bring to light all that needs to be seen in order that in the revelation of You who are the light of the world, I may walk humbly and learn the mysteries of the faith.  Your gift of grace is beyond all that this world has to offer.

Lord Jesus, You have come so that all who believe may have life and have it abundantly.  You went to the cross doing for each one of us what none of us could do.  In You is the hope for all ages.  Lead me, O Lord, today and every day to abide in the truth of the revelation You have made.  Guide me to learn to be like You and to conform my life to Yours.  Through all things, lift me up to be with You now and forever.  Amen.