Today’s devotion for today is based on Luke 2:27, “The parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required.”
The Bible tells us that if we are to spend eternity with God in heaven, we must be perfect just as he is perfect. To do that, we must keep all of God’s commandments all the time without even one failure. Because we are born sinful, none of us can come even close to accomplishing such a feat.
That’s why it is so comforting to see Mary and Joseph take Jesus to the temple to do for him what the law required. Even as Jesus lay in his parents’ arms, he was keeping God’s law perfectly for us. He left no law unfulfilled but kept every last one of them for us. Because he kept all of God’s laws perfectly in our place, we now, through faith in him, have the perfection we need to live with God forever in heaven.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for perfectly keeping all of God’s laws in my place. Amen.