Scripture(s):Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
John 6:40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Devotional: Don’t you just love the Father’s heart in this passage from John? It is His absolute will that all will look to the provision of His Son Jesus Christ and receive eternal life, being raised at the last day.
As Jesus’ follower, you are part of God’s plan for redeeming the world. Just as in the first century when the Church was being established, many are being deceived by false prophets and false beliefs. Your calling is to carry out the Father’s will by upholding the truth of Scripture and sharing the Good News of salvation through Christ alone. Sometimes that seems like an impossible task. But you’re not alone in the task. God has given you His Holy Spirit to guide you as you are obedient to His calling. John 16:13 says that the Spirit will guide you into all truth.
- Read John 16:13. Listen carefully for the Spirit to lead and guide you today and throughout this week. And be bold in sharing a witness of what Christ has done for you.