Today’s Scripture: “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe...” - Romans 3:22
Today’s Faith Thought: A time of reflection and repentance may lead to self-loathing and discouragement, but that is not God’s plan. Satan condemns; God forgives. There is a wonderful story in the Bible that reveals how Jesus can turn the negative of sin and failure into something positive. A woman, who was washing Jesus’ feet and weeping for love of Him, was singled out as a sinful woman by the host in whose house Jesus was visiting. Jesus turned to his host and asked him who would love the man more: a person who owed him a small amount of money and was forgiven the debt, or a person who owed him much money and was forgiven the debt? The man, of course, answered that the one who owed much would love him the most for the forgiven debt. Jesus then explained that this woman whose sins were many, loves much. Turning to this broken woman, Jesus said, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” Though your sins may be many, have faith in Jesus Christ. Go in peace.
Today’s Prayer of Faith: Thank you, Lord, for not condemning me, but for loving and forgiving me. I stand on Your Word that says I am “being justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” By faith, I receive this righteousness. You have forgiven me of much; therefore I love you so much!