The One Year Devo

September 24

MARK 1:1; LUKE 1:1-4; JOHN 1:1-18; MATTHEW 1:1-17; LUKE 3:23-38; LUKE 1:5-38

The bridge from the Old to New Testaments comes in the form of genealogies in Luke and Matthew. We may view the New Testament as somehow disconnected from the Old but this is not true, it is the fulfillment of all that we have read so far. And that fulfillment comes in Jesus. He is the distant descendant of Judah and David and is thus able to be the long awaited Messiah. Further, he is the eternal Son of God as John points out and is thus able to do what no human could. He is the Word, the creator of all, the source of life, and the light of the world. As we read about the life of Jesus and its effects for the world over the rest of the year I hope that you will come alive to the surpassing greatness of Jesus over everything else.

Father God, thank you for your Son. Thank you that he is the Messiah, the king and Lord of all. Help me to submit my life before him. Amen.

Question: How would you describe Jesus' greatness to someone who is not his follower?

Posted by Derek Newbery at 02:00