Day 3: November 16, 2021
Read: In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. – 1 John 4:10
Respond: I love you Father, because You first loved me and sent Your Son as an atonement for my sins. You are to be praised. You pursued me and drew me to Yourself, and I am grateful. Thank You for your unconditional, forgiving, steadfast love that never ends. Thank You for placing a love and desire for You in my heart so that by faith I would find righteousness in You through the death of Your Son, Jesus, on the day of my salvation.
Read: Who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. – Philippians 2:8-9
Respond: I stand amazed that Jesus, who was equal with You, O Lord, did not choose to be equal, but instead emptied Himself and served the world by coming to earth, humbling himself and dying for the sins of mankind. That kind of love humbles me and causes me to praise the name of Jesus. Thank You for the example of complete obedience and selflessness. Jesus is worthy of all praise, honor and glory. He is exalted above all and deserves my love, my attention, my complete obedience, and my gratitude now and always.
Read: That he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church. – Ephesians 1:20-22
Respond: Words do not adequately express the praise Jesus deserves, for death could not hold Him, as Your power over the grave was too great. Thank You for raising Jesus from the dead and for making me righteous in Your sight. Thank You that He is seated at Your right hand and that all things are under His feet by Your authority, power, and sovereignty. Thank You that He is the head of the Church. Jesus, Your name is above every name in heaven and on earth. All dominion, power, and authority belong to You. Great High priest, I praise You that You save completely and that You pray for me. “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”
Praise God today for His power, might, and authority over your life. Let praise continually flow from your lips.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Isaiah 53:3-12, Acts 2:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Revelation 1:17
Prayer Focus: Father, give us a heart to obey your commandments.
Devotions inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise; Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sister, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. 1997
© Warren Baptist Church, 2020. Dr. David H. McKinley, Pastor-teacher. warrenbaptist.org. Jacqueline C. Heider, Writer. Used with permission.