February 15, 2020
The devotion for today is based on Matthew 28:16-20: “Now the 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
The Athanasian Creed, one of the oldest Christ-centered confessions of the Christian faith, closes by affirming, "This is the faith which except a man believe faithfully and firmly he cannot be saved."
Sounds harsh, doesn’t it but it really isn’t for it states a truth that cannot be ignored. It is one of the most comforting doctrines of the Bible for it shows that God really does care about you. The heavenly Father loves you despite your many failings. The Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is now interceding on your behalf at the throne of God every time you stumble and fall. The Holy Spirit of the blessed Trinity not only brings you to faith, for he is at your side convicting you of your sin but then also assuring you that every last one of your sins has been totally forgiven.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Thank you for letting us know you through your Word where we see the different persons of the Trinity. We worship You as one God in Trinity, and Trinity in unity, even though we cannot fully understand how that is we know it is the truth. We give you all glory and honor. Amen.