Today’s Verse

And He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

I John 2:2

Monday, March 28

Reason #2 to Rejoice: I rejoice because of the grace of the Son.

In today’s verse, there is a strange or unusual word, “propitiation.” “Propitiation” means “satisfying sacrifice.” Jesus’ death on the cross satisfied God’s wrath for our sins. In gracious love, He took our place. Romans 5:11 says, “…we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”

I Peter 1:6-9 says, “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”

Read the imagery in Isaiah 61:10, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness.”

No matter what else happens in life, Christ has made us a new creation; He has stripped away the old cloak of sin and robed us in His righteousness! In this we constantly rejoice!

This being true, how can we not help but tell others of the grace of Jesus Christ?

Weekly Memory Verse

For He hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5

"When I draw near to God in humble prayer, I take the first step in the path that leads to fellowship with God."
- Andrew Murray

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