OYB April 27

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Judges 7, Judges 8:1-17
NT: Luke 23:13-43
Ps: Psalm 97-98
Pr: Proverbs 14:7-8

Today´s notable verse:

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." 42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

Luke 23:40-43 (NIV)

This last sentence sometimes perplexed me; Jesus was in the grave for three days, so how could he be with this forgiven criminal in paradise on the day of their death? But then I realized: Jesus was physically in the grave, yet spiritually he never died. He never sinned; therefore, spiritually He remained always alive to God the Father. Since Jesus is God, Jesus is omnipresent, and therefore He indeed was in Paradise with this man!

I pray that I have the humility and faith of this condemned man!

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