|Today’s Scripture: O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? I Corinthians 15:55|
|We were enemies of God, destined for Hell, and slaves to sin. Despite all of this, God loved us. Although we had rebelled against Him, He had a plan to redeem us back to Him. Even when He came, we rejected Him and put Him to death. However, through His death, He destroyed “him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” (Hebrews 2:14)
Though sin promised death and destruction, because of that glorious Sunday morning when Christ rose again, we can have life. The payment for our sin had been offered, and the resurrection proved that it had been accepted. No longer is death an undefeated foe; our Lord has conquered death forever.
One of the biggest fears of mankind is the fear of death. Whether we realize it or not, there is built into every one of us the realization that “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27)
This Easter, let’s remember what Christ’s resurrection means for us. We no longer have to fear death. Now that we are saved, death has no power. When we die, we will be ushered into glory to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior. Our sin debt has been paid on the cross and covered by His blood.
This world is living in fear, but there is hope. We can share with them what Christ’s death on the cross means and how they, too, can have “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1) This Easter, let’s share the power of His resurrection with the lost.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.