For all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a
gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put
forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. Romans 3:23–25a
Jesus calls us to abide in His Word. To abide means to dwell or be at home. Are you at home in Jesus’ Word? Is it the place where you long to be? Jesus’ Word is the only place in all the world where we can find the absolute guarantee of sins forgiven, hope restored, and new life granted as children of God the Father. Today, Jesus mercifully calls us to come to Him, confess our sins, and be filled with His pardon and peace. He will renew us by His Word, strengthen us at His Table, and send us forth with His blessing to proclaim to all creation: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).
BIBLE READINGS: Revelation 14:6-7 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36