Scripture: Acts 4:10-12 It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is “the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.” Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
Devotional: The writer of Hebrews is quoting Psalm 118:22 in this passage. But look at the passage more fully, verses 20-24: This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
This prophecy occurred centuries before Christ’s birth, death and resurrection, giving insight into the singular nature of salvation found through Him. He is the gate through which the righteous may enter.
Indeed, there is no other name by which we are saved! And the powerful name of Jesus sustains us as well. He rescues, heals, delivers and gives life.
- What has the name of Jesus meant in your own life? How have you seen His power at work?
- Be reminded that salvation is found in no other but Jesus, and share that truth with others as God gives you opportunity.