1 & 2 Timothy Devotional

The purpose of the Old Testament law was to show us our need for a Savior, but some people tend to turn to the law for salvation. They take comfort in following all the rules and regulations because they feel they are doing their part in “earning” their salvation. They tend to find comfort in religious legalism because they are good at playing the game. They know how to appear holy without really having to change on the inside. Yet, we know from God’s Word that Jesus is after our hearts. Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. The purpose of the law is to show us that we can’t earn our salvation. We will never be able to earn our salvation. The law is good because it shows us our desperate need for a Savior. But make no mistake, following all the rules doesn’t save us… only Jesus can. 

Dear Lord,

Thank you for what you did for me on the cross so many years ago. Thank you that I don’t have to live life wondering if I’m “good enough” to get into heaven. Thank you for providing a way and extending your free gift of salvation to me. Amen.