OYB June 13

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: I Kings 11-12
NT: Acts 9:1-25
Ps: Psalm 131
Pr: Proverbs 17:4-5

Today´s notable verse:

"Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied.

Acts 9:5 (NIV)

Note, Jesus does not say "Jesus, whose servants you are persecuting", but rather, "Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Jesus bore the burden of our sins and the pain of the atonement for our sins on the cross, and even still today, He Himself is persecuted personally when we are persecuted for His Name. He is not merely our High Priest, who empathizes with us in our struggle; He personally and intimately identifies with our suffering on His behalf. What an amazing Lord and God we serve!

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