Written by David Brown: David Brown is a husband, father, grandfather, Pastor with a Masters of Religious Studies and a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions. Dave is the Associate Pastor of Pemberton’s First Baptist Church. He is the author of two devotional books, “From a Chair by the Window.” And “#PrayerWinsThe Day”.
Great is His Faithfulness
Posted on November 29, 2022 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters
“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.” ~ John
There is one event in The Bible that has a major impact on my understanding of Jesus. It’s an event not talked about much and usually passed over when we speak about Jesus’ crucifixion. When Jesus is being arrested most of the attention is given to the torch bearing mob, Peter cutting off Malchus’ ear, and Jesus in turn healing the wound. But in the midst of all this confusion, Jesus asks the mob… with Judas in the lead… ‘whom do you seek?’ They responded, ‘Jesus the Nazarene.’ When Jesus replies, all the truths of scripture collide into 3 very simple, yet powerful words. He says, “I AM HE!” With all authority and power established in Him, His Words cause those before Him to ‘draw back and fall to the ground’… not unlike what Paul describes to the Philippians when he writes, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11)
If only we could see past the forces that drive the mob and the selfish desires that coerce our own heart, and hear the One who speaks ‘The Words that are life and light to all men.’ Hope and sustaining strength are found in Jesus… who in relentless grace, stands firm before all opposition… even in the shadow of the Cross where He will bear the wrath of God towards all sin… even in this, He remains able to save all that are lost, giving those whose trust is in Him, life (salvation) and light (revelation).
Do you want to stand strong today, having an impact with the gospel on others lives? Then position yourself with the One who has the Words of life.
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
Praying you choose Christ today
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1