Devotion – Luke 1

S – And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins. Because of our God’s merciful compassion, the dawn from on high will visit us to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 

 Lk 1:76–79 CSB

O – In this song of praise describing John, you get tremendous insights into the Messiah, Jesus.  Jesus came to establish the salvation and forgiveness of sins.  Many at that time were looking for physical relief from the Romans, religious injustice, leaders’ rules and a hard life.  It establishes God’s compassion and future victory over darkness and death itself.  Finally, it offers peace where there was no hope before.

A – Come back to a place of gratitude for my salvation and forgiveness of sins only made possible by the life, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I can walk in victory and peace today through Him.

R – Lord, help me to do this.