March 13 Devotional

Change is one of the hardest things to deal with in our lives today.  Some change is good, some is not so good.  There are many things we wish we could change a situation, or a problem that we are involved with.  There are other times that we wish we could make time stand still and not change a thing.  One of the things that has always bothered me is when something that was promised changes.  I remember one year buying my wife a nice watch that had a lifetime guarantee.  I returned about six-months later to have it repaired, only to find that the store that I bought it from had gone out of business … so much for my “lifetime guarantee.”  I am so thankful that we serve a God Whose (eternal) lifetime guarantee will never change!  The psalmist wrote, “But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end” (Psalm 102:27).  No that’s a guarantee!  Praise God, what He has promised, and what He has purchased for the believer, is totally secure!  He is eternal, and His promises are too.  He has no expiration date!  What He has said He would do is as good as done!  Have you trusted Him today?  Are you depending on something that changes, or on the never-changing promises of God?  I do not want to trust a person here on earth; a religious institution; a hope or dream … I want to trust God and Him alone!

 

Many say that to think there is only one way into Heaven is very “narrow-minded.”  They make one large mistake … there is only God’s way into Heaven … no other opinion will matter when you stand before our holy and righteous God.  Jesus said about Himself, “… I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6).  It doesn’t seem like there is any room for debate in that clear statement.  There is nothing mentioned about church membership, or baptism, or taking communion, or giving money, or being a good person, or many of the other things we have heard are necessary for entrance into Heaven.  John wrote, “He that hath the Son hath life: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life …” (I John 5:12-13a).  If you have never totally trusted Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection for your forgiveness of sin, why not stop right now and ask.  Say, “Jesus, I know I’m a sinner.  I know my sin separates me from You, holy God.  I believe Jesus died for me; was buried; rose from the dead to pay my debt for sin.  Today I trust Jesus, and only Him to forgive me and rescue my soul from Hell.”  If you prayed that simple prayer today, would you please let me know?  I want to rejoice along with the angels in Heaven!