Thursday, November 15
1 Peter 1:3, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…”
“The resurrection of Jesus Christ gives Christ followers the basis to live in Godfidence.”
The greatest truth concerning Jesus is not his death on a cross, but his resurrection from the dead. Thousands upon thousands died on crosses in the ancient world, so his death is not especially earth-shaking. But what is astounding is that Jesus did not stay dead!
Peter declared in Acts 2, “God raised him (Jesus) from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.” Why was it impossible? Because Jesus was more than just a man. Jesus was God in the flesh and the resurrection was the crowning proof of his deity.
Jesus’ resurrection is also the guarantee of our victory over our greatest enemy, death. Jesus said that God so loved the world that he gave his only son (Jesus) and that whoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life. The same power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power that gives us eternal life. Now that is Godfidence!
Live your life today with Godfidence because, through Jesus, you have victory over death. And anything else you face today will be easier than that! If you haven’t put your faith in Jesus Christ, you can do so right now by praying the prayer below.
Heavenly Father, I confess that Jesus is Lord and I believe in my heart that you raised him from the dead. You say in your word that everyone who believes in Jesus will not be put to shame. I put my complete trust in him. Thank you for saving me. Amen