Devotion for Ash Wednesday

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

~ Romans 1:16-17

The Jews were God’s chosen people, and they thought they had an exclusive claim to God’s benefits. Through the Gospel, God reveals His righteousness, and it’s available to all who believe, to all who have faith. As incredible as it is, God imputes the righteousness of Jesus to each of us when we believe. By our faith, we obtain righteousness—not of ourselves, but of Christ.

Lord God, You give us forgiveness of our sins, Your righteousness, and eternal life. All we have to do is to believe, to accept Your glorious gift by faith. I believe; Lord, help my unbelief. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who reigns with You and the Holy Ghost forever and ever. Amen.

These daily devotions are available in a book The Grace of God, with all profits donated to Love for the Least to share the compassion of Christ with an unreached world. L4L shares the Good News of the Gospel with the least and unreached by making disciples of Jesus who make disciples (2 Tim 2:2) and by helping to meet the physical needs of the poorest of the poor.

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