The daily devotion for today is based on Isaiah 61:1,2: “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, and proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor.”
In our Bible reading for today, the prophet Isaiah shouts, “Freedom!” Isaiah foretells the work of the coming Savior, Jesus. Because of the Lord’s great love and favor, he punished Jesus in your place. Jesus suffered and died on that cross as your substitute. The result is free and complete forgiveness for every one of your sins. That’s freedom!
You and I can live our lives confident in the Lord’s proclamation of forgiveness through faith in Jesus. And, like a wonderful gift, what better way to say thanks to God for His wonderful gift than to share the good news with others.
Please pray with me; Thank you, Lord Jesus, for wiping away my sin and giving me a fresh start. Please help me live for you each day to show my thanks to you in my words and actions. Help me shine forth your love to others who are still searching for freedom from their sins. Amen.