Daily Devotions

Today’s Bible reading is Romans chapter 5

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

Oh the blessings of knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior! What are the benefits of being saved? First of all, we now have peace with God. We are no longer the enemies of God, but we’ve been made right through the blood of Jesus. The war is over and King Jesus has conquered our lives. Not only do we have the blessing of peace, but also we have access to God! The barrier is gone and now we are clothed in Christ’s righteousness and invited to approach God’s holy throne. Also, we have the blessing of rejoicing! We rejoice even in our suffering. Trials help produce character in our lives, and God uses suffering to mature our faith. Finally, God has given us the blessing of hope. Our hope assures us that we will one day enjoy an eternity in heaven, and reminds us daily how much God really loves us. His Holy Spirit comforts us and pours God’s love into our hearts.

Prayer: “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy name, forget not all His benefits.”

Randy J. McPheron