February 1, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Acts 17:20: "For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.”
When the apostle Paul stood on Mars' Hill surrounded by the brilliant minds of Athens, what was his message? What was his theme whenever he spoke? The writer of Acts sums it up in these words: "he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection."
There on Mars' Hill, God's Spirit touched their hearts, and they were saved. As Easter Day in the ancient church was a time when converts confessed their faith, so, too, may this coming Easter be a day of resurrection faith in the Lord Jesus Christ's triumphant victory over the grave for each one of us.
Ask God for the strength to remove every obstacle that will prevent you from coming to Christ. For the sake of your soul and body, you must know, as Paul reminds us, "the power of His resurrection," God’s power is not just some ordinary power. It is the power that overcame Satan and death. It is the power that saves.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son to wash us clean from the stain of our sins. Help us to always remember that it is only in his name that we can live the lives you created us to live. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.