Water from the Springs

Daily Devotion – April 3, 2021

John 5:24

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Jesus began this verse with words that drew attention to the importance of what He was about to say. After He got His listeners’ attention, Jesus made five profound statements – 1) “He that heareth my word,” – to hear the word of Jesus means not only to listen to it, but also to receive it, to believe it, and to obey it, 2) “believeth on him that sent me,” – it is a matter of believing God, 3) “hath everlasting life,” – He did not say that we will have eternal life but that we have eternal life right now, 4) “shall not come into condemnation;” – once we hear the word of Jesus and believe it, we are not condemned now nor will we ever be condemned, 5) “but is passed from death unto life” – the one who has trusted Christ as their Saviour has passed out of the state of spiritual death into one of spiritual life.

Daily Devotion – May 1, 2021

1 Thessalonians 1:10

And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

The Thessalonians waiting for Jesus to return from heaven implies the possibility of His coming during their lifetime. The imminent, which means impending, near, close, immediate, return of Jesus is our hope. Jesus may come at any moment and we are to be prepared. The coming of Jesus for His people, can be understood in two ways – 1) He delivers us from the eternal punishment of our sins, 2) He delivers us from the coming period of judgment, when the wrath of God will be poured out on the world that has rejected His Son.

Daily Devotion – April 30, 2021

Colossians 1:13

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

God has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of Christ. The kingdom of Christ could only reign over a people who were in proper spiritual relationship to Him. In a coming day, Jesus will return to receive us unto Himself and at the end of the Tribulation, He will return to earth, set up His kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital, and reign for one thousand years. At the end of that time, Christ will put down all enemies under His feet and then deliver up the kingdom to God the Father, which will inaugurate the eternal kingdom, that will continue throughout eternity.

Daily Devotion – April 28, 2021

2 Corinthians 1:10

Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

Paul is speaking of deliverance in its three tenses  –  past – delivered / present – doth deliver / future – will yet deliver. The same God who delivered us, is the same God who delivers us day by day, and when He returns, He will deliver us from this sinful world for all eternity.

Daily Devotion – April 27, 2021

1 Corinthians 6:20

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

We belong to God by both creation and redemption, and this verse has the second view in mind. His ownership of us dates back to Calvary, when we were bought with a price. God thought that we were of such value that He was willing to pay for us with the price of His own precious blood.

Daily Devotion – April 26, 2021

Titus 2:14

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

As we wait for the return for Christ, we must never forget the purpose of His first coming. He came to give Himself, not only to save us from the guilt and penalty of sin, but – 1) to redeem us from every lawless deed, 2) to purify for Himself a special people, and 3) to make us desirous to do good works.

Daily Devotion – April 24, 2021

Galatians 3:13

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

The word “redeemed” means to buy back or to deliver by paying the price. The penalty for breaking God’s commandments is death. God has delivered those that were under the curse of death by having Jesus pay the penalty by dying on the cross and redeeming us.

Daily Devotion – April 23, 2021

1 Peter 1:18-19

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Before our conversion, we were not any different from the rest of the world. Our walk and talk was as empty and trivial as everyone else who is without Christ. For us to be redeemed, it took the precious blood of Jesus Christ, which is perfect and without corruption or sin.