April 12, 20170 comments
My only comfort in life and in death is that I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven. In fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Because I belong to Him, Christ, by His Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him.
“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (Romans 8:16-17)
Silent Prayer for Private Confession of Sin