Saturday, March 22, 2014
Week 3 - Devotional's Conclusion - Theme of the Week: Jesus is Baptized
22/03/2014 – Saturday – Conclusion of the Devotional
This week we learned about baptism. We saw that John was preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, this being a public display of the changes that were going to take place in someone’s life. For this to happen it was necessary confession of sins, repentance, and forgiveness of sins for one to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Again we saw that God fulfill his prophecies and that he supplied a Lamb to be sacrificed in our place, so we can be wholly forgiven. This Lamb of God was fully tuned to God’s will, keeping all the aspects of the Law, including baptism, thus receiving the word of affirmation by the Father and Holy Spirit.
We see in Jesus and John’s lives the aspects of humility and obedience by submitting to God’s will and recognizing their position in God’s plan. May we apply these same patterns of humbleness and obedience to our lives, with repentance (meaning a change of thinking) always ahead of us, so that we can be found in one accord with God’s plan for our lives. God Bless you!