Dear Lord Jesus, cause me to love You more as I read a different verse from this devotional each day. Cause the love You poured out into my heart by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5) to flow back to You in praise and thanksgiving!
Psalm 109:25 "I also have BECOME a reproach to them; when they see me, they wag their head." Thank You Lord Jesus You BECAME my reproach (a disgrace, to be hated, to dishonor, to insult with abusive words) so that You could feel ALL of my hurts, sins, disappointments, depressions, anger and much more (Hebrews 4:14,15; Isaiah 63:9; Isaiah 53:4,5)!
John 1:14 "And the Word BECAME flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." Thank You Lord that You became one of us to show us the Father's heart (John 14:9). Oh how we have seen Your glory, by faith meeting our needs in our spirit, soul and body: Your grace & truth saves, heals & delivers us & reveals who You are. Oh, how free I am to serve You by abiding in and obeying Your Word because of Your grace!
II Corinthians 8:9 "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He BECAME poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich." Thank You with all of my heart that You gave up everything in Heaven to save me and place me in Your forever family – I can’t thank You enough for giving up so much;
Luke 9:58 “And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."” You set aside all the glory, and the worship from Seraphim and the Cherubim! Oh how rich I am in Your grace, and mercy and so much more!
Philippians 2:8 "Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by BECOMING obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." Fill me Lord with a humble spirit like Yours to obey Your Word and die to my selfishness and self-centeredness. May people see You in my body language, by my tone of voice, the love in my eyes, the peace in my facial expression. May I die to body language that exhibits negativity and a bad attitude! May all see Jesus – the fruit of the Spirit in my body language! II Corinthians 4:10 “always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.”
Acts 4:11 "He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which BECAME the chief corner stone.” When we received You as our Savior and Lord You became our Rock of stability (I Corinthians 10:4). Oh Lord, the winds and waves of the enemy will come against me but You will never cease to be my impenetrable solid Rock on which I stand as long as I live! You are the Cornerstone of my life. Build on this life Your image Lord, displaying the power of Your promises in the Word for me..
Galatians 3:13 "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having BECOME a curse for us--for it is written, 'cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.'" II Corinthians 5:21 ”For He made Him who knew no sin TO BE SIN for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Thank You for taking all the curses of sin in my life and You, Jesus, became them. Dear Lord Jesus You not only took my sin but BECAME them. While You were dying You felt every sin I ever committed! Thank You for going that far and that deep to make me Your child. Lord, my sin nature was a complete dark curse but You became that sin to free me from it!
I Corinthians 1:30 "But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who BECAME to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption." Dear Lord, I need Your wisdom. Prompt my heart in decisions I must make. May what I do and say be in absolute agreement with Your Word. May my heart, out of full love for You, desire to keep the moral laws of Your holy Word and the 1050 declarations of how to please You in the New Testament. Put a check in my spirit if I am not to do something. Give me peace if it is truly OK and agrees with Your Word! Let righteousness, holiness and peace be seen in my life. Thank You that it says this about You, Colossians 2:3 “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Hebrews 5:9 "And having been made perfect, He BECAME to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation." From Your childhood to the crucifixion You were tested and tempted in every way possible and in all those challenges You never sinned proving that You truly were the perfect Lamb of God to be slain for us! Thank You for these eternal truths in I John 5:20 “And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” And most of all thank You Lord for those glorious words uttered by You while hanging on my cross “IT IS FINISHED”!
Hebrews 6:20 "where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having BECOME a High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." Jesus You became my High Priest. You are the One who forgives me, guides me, protects me and disciplines me. All through this life I will continue to become more like You! Thank You that in my weakness I can come boldly before Your throne of grace (read Hebrews 4:14,15)! Thank You Lord Jesus, my eternal High Priest, for making daily intercession (praying) for me! (Hebrews 7:25).
I Corinthians 15:45 “And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam (Jesus) BECAME a life-giving spirit.” Thank You for taking on a human body to represent all of humanity for the sacrifice for their sins. Adam represented us and miserably failed. But You, the sinless Lamb of God bore all of our punishment – the eternal pain of the Lake of Fire and freed us who received Your precious gift of eternal life. You became an eternal, life-giving spirit to me. Your Spirit came in to live in me. My spirit was dead (totally separated from you) but was gloriously made alive in You. I will continue to praise You on into eternity, giving You the joy that was set before You when You endured the cross for me (Hebrews 12:2). Hallelujah!
Hebrews 7:26 “For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has BECOME higher than the heavens;” Only God could be higher than the universe – You are God my High Priest! You are all glorious and I fall at Your feet to worship You who created the universe!
Matthew 17:2 “and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes BECAME as white as the light.” And to think that Your light will shine through Your bride since we will have a body like Your glorious body Lord. Philippians 3:21! You said to Your Father in John 17:22 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one!” Ezekiel 10:4 tells us that His brightness is His glory. Hebrews 1:3 speaks of the brightness of His glory! I bow in worship for this knowledge is too wonderful to comprehend yet it is all true because You my Lord and King proclaimed it.
Hebrews 7:22 "so much the more also Jesus has BECOME the guarantee of a BETTER covenant." Thank You Lord Jesus that this New Covenant was sealed in Your pure, righteous, infinite blood. Your blood is the eternal guarantee that all of my sins have been paid for! It is a much better covenant because You came to live in me! May I not disgrace You thinking that I can now sin without consequences! Your resurrection is another sign of this eternal guarantee!
II Corinthians 1:22 “who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee!" You are not just my Savior but my Lord (Romans 14:9). Dear Lord, thank You that what is sealed by the king cannot be reversed or broken (“…for whatever is written in the king's name and sealed with the king's signet ring no one can revoke." Esther 8:8).
Revelation 19:16 "And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Jesus, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords! "
Ephesians 1:13 “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were SEALED with the Holy Spirit of promise.”
Lord I realize that I am sealed to serve and follow You! I am sealed that You, Lord Jesus, will increase in my daily life in how I live and that there will be much less of me. I am sealed to pursue peace and holiness without which I will not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). I am sealed to surrender my all to you - what I own and who I am. Dear Holy Spirit fill me with Yourself where I will become truly obedient to the Word of God and please Him who died for me. May these words be true in my life spoken to You my God, For thine is the kingdom of my heart to rule me Lord Jesus and honor Your name; for thine is the power of my heart Holy Spirit to lead me, change me and fill me. Without You I am weak spiritually; and Abba Father thine is the glory of my heart in all that I do and say! You Father are the only reason why a prayer will be answered as Jesus told us in John 14:13 "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
SINCE GOD REPEATS HIMSELF ALL THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES MAY YOU REPEAT THESE BLESSED REMEMBRANCES TO NEVER FORGET OUR LORD’S GREATNESS!