This is for the Anglican Daily Fountain Devotionals for Wednesday, January 4, 2023. The text is taken from the gospel of Matthew 4 from verses 23 to 25. Today’s topic is God is Able. See also: Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional Monday, January 2, 2023.
The Anglican Daily Fountain Devotionals for Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
TOPIC: GOD IS ABLE
TEXT: Matthew 4:23-25
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[a] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him. *The Anglican Daily Fountain Devotionals for Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Have faith, have hope, and hold on. In our text today, we notice that Jesus went about all Galilee preaching and healing in synagogues. Synagogues were houses of local worship. As Jesus was faithful in carrying out his divine duty, His name went through out all Syria; and people brought the sick people and he healed them (v.24).
Jesus took care of both spiritually and physically needs of the people by teaching them the word of God and healing their physical diseases. Receive word of hope today! Jesus is willing to touch you, heal you, and restore you. 1 Peter 5:7 says “Casting all your cares upon him, for he cares for you.” This is one major secret for a peaceful life. You have Jesus as an advocate and He solves challenging problems, even of ill health, for people. He is able to set you free from all problems you may be facing now. Trust Him; He will turn things around for your own good.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I commit all my needs to you and ask for your intervention in Jesus’ name. Amen.
*Don’t miss tomorrow’s daily devotional, Thursday, January 5. Scroll below to see it. Good morning and remain blessed.
The Anglican Daily Fountain Devotionals for Thursday, January 5, 2023
Thursday, January 5, 2023
TOPIC: DIVINE EXPECTATION
TEXT: Matthew 5:27- 30
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
While we live in this world as Christians, we should not allow the world to live in us. If we do, the world will subject its own standards. In our text today, Jesus deals with the subject of adultery. He says that sexual desire towards someone other than one’s spouse is mental adultery and hence sinful. In Matthew 5:20, Jesus says, “Unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Getting rid of one’s right eye or right hand to secure the kingdom of heaven (v.29, is an illustration that expresses the weight we need to attach to our heavenly mission. Heavenly matters are serious matters that deserves serious commitment and sacrifice.
Job 31:1 says, “I made a covenant with my eyes, why then should I look upon a young woman.” This matter is serious. Take heed: Sexual sin in any form kills. Say no to it! Your body is God’s temple. Do not lure people to sexual sin and do not allow people to lure you into it.
Prayer: Give me the grace O Lord, to live according to your set standards.