Devotion for Tuesday, February 27, 2024

“After He was baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and settling on Him, and behold, a voice from the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:16-17).

“In whom I am well pleased.”  At the end of this age, all will stand before the Lord.  We shall all hear, “Thy will be done.”  Either it is us saying to the Lord, “Thy will be done,” or else it is the Lord saying to us, “Thy will be done.”  You can walk in the way of salvation or in your own way.  Jesus came as the perfect obedient Son to lead the way for all who will come into the salvation He alone gives.

Father in Heaven, You have called all to come through Your beloved Son in whom You are well pleased and be reconciled with You.  You have provided the way of salvation in this world filled with avarice and pride.  You have given us will but call for us to give our will back to You.  You love us and bid us do the same with You and our neighbor.  Help us to listen to Your Son.

Lord Jesus, You underwent the perfect baptism of repentance for our sakes and began the work which culminated in Your death on the cross.  Through what You have done You have accomplished for us our salvation.  Lead me this day in all righteousness for Your name’s sake that I may be found having done the Father’s will on earth as it shall be done in heaven.  Amen.