Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Unto him that loved us

Daily Light Devotions - October 3 - Morning

Unto him that loved us ...

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 1 

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. 2

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 3 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 4 

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 5 

And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 6 

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 7 

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 8 

1. Rev 1:5; 
2. Song of Songs 8:7,6; 
3. John 15:13; 
4. 1 Pet 2:24; 
5. Eph 1:7; 
6. 1 Cor 6:11; 
7. 1 Pet 2:9; 
8. Rom 12:1

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