Thursday, October 18, 2018


In Titus 3:14, we read: “Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”

Timmy climbed into the truck. “They couldn’t exchange it for the other kind of fish food, Grandfather. Said this receipt doesn’t match the numbers."

Grandfather rubbed the back of his neck as he looked at it. “I picked up the wrong one. The other is on my desk.”

“How could it make that much difference? Fish food is printed on the receipt. Fish food is fish food, right?Looks the same to me.”

“At first glance,” Grandfather said. "But look, Timmy.” He held it so Timmy could read it. “Fish flakes. I meant to give you the receipt for granules. To redeem it, you must have the correct one.”

“It's pretty much the same,” Timmy argued, folding his arms.

“That’s what a lot of people think. You hear folks say it doesn’t matter what you believe just so you have faith. As one receipt wouldn’t work for the other, our faith is based on the Lord Jesus Christ. He paid the price for our sins. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

“I get it. No substitutes. It’s easy to forget, Grandfather.” He smiled at his grandson.

“That’s why we study God’s Word. So we won’t be tricked...”

“By someone using the wrong receipt,” Timmy whispered.

“Exactly.” Grandfather put the truck in gear. “Fasten your seat belt. Let’s go home and get the correct receipt.”

“Yessir,” Timmy said, grinning.

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus went to the cross to redeem me from every lawless deed. He also purified me, made me His own. He loves me with an everlasting love and promises never to leave nor forsake me. Some days, I don’t feel like I’m loved. But His Word says He redeemed me and I choose to believe Him. He offers the same to you. Won’t you come?