September 19: “The Divine Swap”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings

Today’s Bible Reading:

2 Samuel 15
2 Corinthians 8
Ezekiel 22
Psalms 69

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

2 Corinthians 8:9 (CSB): “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.”

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

It really is wonderful what God did for us in Christ. We were lost and dead and on our way to an eternity in Hell. Jesus was in Heaven, enjoying the splendors that were rightfully His.

Yet, He temporarily left His throne in Heaven so that He could take on our sin and pay the sin debt of every single person who will place their trust in Him.

So, Jesus took our sins so that we can take His righteousness. God was angry at Him on the cross so that God can smile at us for eternity.

It’s the divine swap!

So if you have placed your trust in Jesus and have been saved, your identity is now tied up in Christ. Because of what He did for you, God now sees you differently. As Pastor John MacArther has said: “On the cross God looked at Jesus and saw you; now He looks at you and sees Jesus.”

Just think about all of this, friend. And then praise God and thank Him for what He’s done for you.

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Lord Jesus, I am so unworthy of Your incredible gifts of grace. But I gratefully receive them. Thank You for taking my sin on the cross so that Your Father and mine sees You in me when He looks at me now. I’m so blessed! Amen.

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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