Daily Devotional:The Saving Power Of Jesus

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor. 12:9.

Our precious Saviour has invited us to join ourselves to Him and unite our weakness with His strength, our ignorance with His wisdom, our unworthiness with His merit.

Rigid precision in obeying the law would entitle no man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

There must be a new birth, a new mind through the operation of the Spirit of God, which purifies the life and ennobles the character. This connection with God fits man for the glorious kingdom of heaven. No human invention can ever find a remedy for the sinning soul.

There must be a power working from within, a new life from above, before men can be changed from sin to holiness. That power is Christ. His grace alone can quicken the lifeless faculties of the soul, and attract it to God, to holiness. . . . The idea that it is necessary only to develop the good that exists in man by nature, is a fatal deception. “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Cor. 2:14. . . . Of Christ it is written, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men”—the only “name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” John 1:4; Acts 4:12. . . .

Paul the apostle . . . longed for the purity, the righteousness, to which in himself he was powerless to attain, and he cried out, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from this body of death?” Rom. 7:24, margin. Such is the cry that has gone up from burdened hearts in all lands and in all ages. To all, there is but one answer, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29.

From Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 69, 70.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional:The Saving Power Of Jesus

  1. Hi There
    The reason Paul was as you say ‘Paul the apostle . . . longed for the purity, the righteousness, to which in himself he was powerless to attain, and he cried out, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from this body of death?” Is simply this ‘little children be not deceived he who DOES righteousness is righteous.’ Paul denounced any and all works therefore Paul never at anytime obtained righteousness. Even as faith without works is DEAD, so righteousness without works is dead. There is a remnant of God and they do not follow Paul in anything whatsoever.
    A man that boasted in his lying, declared that he uses guile and deceit to snare souls. A man that claimed he had to finish the suffering of the Messiah. A man who claimed he was Messiah to gentiles and not Yahshua.

    Why follow him?

    • Hey I think you should take some time a reread what was posted. With the understand that it is an daily devotion that i enjoy reading i did not write the devotional. so to leave comment say “as you say” is incorrect. I will not argue with anyone whether or not paul was an apostle but i will share this link with you http://www.biblelessons.com/paul.html. This is a daily devotion which is used to help people think a reflect on their life. Please do not question my faith because it is a choice just like you have a choice. If you have a concern about something take it to Jesus in prayer and search the scriptures and Let God give you the answers. I don’t know how many time i can say this but this was a daily devotional not my opinion though i do support the thoughts that are in this devotional.

      With love, Dee.

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