Today’s devotion is based on Romans 1:2-4. “The Good News was promised long ago by God through his prophets, as written in the Holy Scriptures. It is about his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: as to his humanity, he was born a descendant of David; as to his divine holiness, he was shown with great power to be the Son of God by being raised from death.”
Jesus is truly God and truly human. As God, he has the power and authority to overcome sin and evil for us and bring us into his eternal kingdom. As a human being, he understands us fully. He is our brother and representative.
As our brother, who is also divine, he does things for us that we could never do for ourselves. He forgives, cleanses, and empowers us. He brings us into God’s presence. We can be comforted and strengthened by it.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things I honor and praise you, Lord Jesus, that you are truly God, Son of the Father from all eternity, and truly human, born of the Virgin Mary, and, best of all, that you are my Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.