Lent Devotional • Day 8

Wednesday, The First Week Of Lent (Feb. 24)

Narrated by Emily Merten

It’s Right to Do Right

Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” Luke 6:9

The critical question for Jesus was not “What does the Sabbath law require?” but rather “What is God’s will?” He knew his Father’s will, and he did it perfectly, deliberately going to the cross to sacrifice himself for the salvation of all us sinful humans. He did the right thing.
He still does the right thing. By his wounds, he is healing the toxic effect of sin in our lives. We can now be sure that it is always a blessing to do the right thing, even when common sense tells us something different. Healed and made new by his wounds, let us strive always to do the right thing, to live lovingly and generously as followers of our gracious Savior.

REFLECT: How will you follow God’s will today?

PRAY: I need healing again today, Lord Jesus. Touch my heart with forgiving and changing grace. Amen.

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