Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2: 13,14
Roy Lessin wrote a very inspiring devotional. He is the author of a series of devotionals called, “Meet me in the Meadow”.
The devotion that I read today was about God’s strong arm. In this article, he drives home the point that only God is able to save us from sin by using an analogy from a movie he saw when he was young.
In this movie, the setting was a jungle, and a man was caught in quicksand. He could not escape, even though he struggled. The sand kept pulling him deeper, and with all his power, he could not free himself from it.
A friend tried to help by throwing a rope out to him. However, the man didn’t have the strength to pull himself out. The man in the quicksand sunk below the surface to the horror of those watching.
No one is strong enough to pull us out of sin. Only the ‘strong arm’ of God, Jesus Christ, is able to do that.
All our struggling, all the attempts by others, are not enough to help us overcome the pit of sin.
Here is a link to the devotional by Ray Lessin: http://www.meetmeinthemeadow.com/2015/02/the-power-of-god/#comment-74486
God’s strong arm was able to forgive all iniquity, and it was strong enough to purify us from every sin. He pulled us to Himself, so that we could be exclusively His, and He made us eager to do good works.
Dear God, I love to read of Your amazing power.This power is unique to only You. No one else is able to do what You can. I ask for Your will to be done, for Your power to be displayed, for Your presence to be mighty in my life. I pray for Your protection and care, and encouragement. In Jesus Name, and I thank You for everything! Amen.