Our Daily Elder Devotional
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Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.
His Most Precious Blood
Revelation 1:5New International Version (NIV)
5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
When J.P. Morgan, the multimillionaire, died, it was found that his will consisted of about 10,000 words and 37 articles. He made many transactions some involving large sums of money.
But we are left in no doubt as to what he considered his most important transaction: “I commit my soul into the hands of my Savior, in full confidence that, having redeemed and washed it in His most precious blood, He will present it faultless before my heavenly Father; and I entreat my children to maintain and defend at all hazard at any cost of personal sacrifice the blessed doctrine of the complete atonement for sin through the blood of Jesus Christ, once offered, and through that alone.”
In the matter of his soul’s eternal blessing J.P. Morgan’s vest wealth was powerless. He was just as dependent on God’s mercy as was the dying thief at Calvary. No matter who you are or what you have done, only Christ can save you, for only “the blood of Jesus Christ…cleanses…from all sin” (1 John 1:7).