The Lord of All
“But in every nation whoever fears Him and works, righteousness is accepted by Him” (Acts 10:35, New King James Version)
This is the key Bible verse for the “Come and See” devotional today.
One of the reasons why God is just and righteous in all His ways is the fact that He does not deal with us on the basis of common discriminating factors such as the colour of our skin, or our race or other physical features. He is the Lord of All without prejudice or bias.
In John’s vision of heaven, he recorded the universal redemptive provision through Jesus Christ as follows: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9, New King James Version). This suggests that whenever we read, in the Scripture, general words such as “whosoever”, “whoever”, “anyone” etc., we are not exempt from benefiting or partaking in whatever it provides or declares.
Today’s key Bible verse further confirms the unchanging truth that God will accept anyone [including you] who has esteemed Him whenever he or she appears in His presence. Jesus Christ is always welcoming and the invitation to come into His majestic presence is open to ALL. He said: “all that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out (John 6:37, New King James Version).
It is a complete relief to know that our prayers can be heard and that we can all access all the benefits of redemption such as protection, wisdom, power, long life, abundant joy, peace and prosperity. God often speaks these “wide–ranging” words either directly or through His angels to indicate that such provisions are repeatable. When the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce the birth of Jesus Christ, he said: “blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfilment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” (Luke1:45, New King James Version). He did not mention Mary’s name in isolation, because the provision of blessings is for everyone who believes, even till now.
We should therefore, always pay attention to these words whenever we read them as we meditate upon the Word of God. These words leave us without any excuse before God, especially concerning His will for everyone to be saved. The Bible states: “for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, New International Version). This familiar quotation from the Scripture utterly vindicates God concerning anyone’s refusal to accept Jesus Christ. This liberal provision for eternal life is available to everyone without restriction, preference or bias.
Let us pray: “Father, open the eyes of my understanding to take advantage of your divine provisions as contained in your words,” in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.
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