Today’s devotion is based on Titus 3:4,5 “When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”
The apostle Paul understood mercy. Paul gets to the heart of the matter. God did this not because we deserved it, not because he saw us as diamonds in the rough, not because we’ve done something that made us sparkle in his eyes. He did it because of his mercy.
It’s his mercy through Jesus Christ that makes your relationship with God so secure. It doesn’t depend upon what you have done for God. It depends on what the Savior, in mercy, has done for you. Knowing God’s mercy toward you enables you to live your life in peace.
Please pray with me, Lord Jesus, in my moments of anxiety and doubt, fill me with your Holy Spirit. Through your Word, remind me that my relationship with you rests not on what I do for you but upon your mercy. Amen.