Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Lord, I believe

Jhn 9:35-38, 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” 36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” 38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.

After being excommunicated, two significant events occurred for this unfortunate man. Firstly, Jesus heard about his situation, and secondly, Jesus actively sought him out. Jesus revealed Himself to the man and the man confessed his faith in Him. Although the man had lost his place in the world, he had found Christ. It is important to note that the man not only believed in his heart but also confessed with his mouth, demonstrating his faith through his actions. In that very moment, he transitioned from merely hearing about Jesus to actually seeing Him. His belief transformed into a personal experience, leading him to bow down and worship Jesus.

Even though persecutors may exclude righteous individuals from their community, they cannot sever their connection with Christ. They cannot take away their faith. Jesus Christ, in His grace, will lovingly seek and accept those who have been unjustly rejected and cast out by others. He becomes a refuge for those who have been marginalized, bringing joy to those who have been despised and cast aside by their own brethren. Jesus is our firm foundation, providing us with the assurance that we can stand securely in and on Him. We possess a living hope and a future that God has prepared for His people.