THURSDAY, JUNE 18th – TRUSTING IN THE PROMISES OF God
ENTRUST: To commit or place in one’s care or keeping.
1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Up to this point in these devotions we have assumed that everyone reading them have a personal relationship with Jesus. If not you are probably thinking, how can I place myself in someone’s care that I’m not familiar with.
We have talked about God’s omniscience and man’s limitations. We have talked about the fallen condition of mankind and the validity of the Scriptures. If you are not saved these verses will assure you of God’s intent.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; All means everyone.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. A payment has been made for your sin but you must receive it.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God desires to have a personal relationship with you. Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God demonstrated his love for you, by letting God the Son take your punishment. Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
You’ve already seen the evidence of those that witnessed the resurrection of Jesus. Will you turn from your sin and turn to Christ?
When you submit or yield your life to God you can trust that he cares for you and will take care of you until it is time for you to go home to be with Him. That doesn’t mean that your life will be without struggles. It means that He is in control and will fulfill His purpose through you.
Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. There is nothing or no one that can cause God to break his commitment of loving us.
Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: What God started, he will finish.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. We are not alone. God will walk with us through this life.
Hebrews 13: 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Think about what you have, not what you don’t have.
Think about the gift you received in Jesus and what it cost.