Friday, 6th January, 2017 (Epiphany)
Theme: GOD’S IMPARTIALITY IN SALVATION
Text: Psalm 98:1-9
HYMN: EMHB 245 – Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Memory Verse: Psalm 98:2 “The LORD hath made known His salvation: his righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the nations.”
It is no longer news that Jesus was born to save mankind. It is true that some do not believe to their eternal damnation, while some, who claim to believe, do not manifest the life befitting of believers. January 6 every year is celebrated all over Christian world as Epiphany, a solemn reminder that Jesus came into our world for total salvation. It is, therefore unthinkable that anyone should remain unsaved. Would you take the opportunity of today to answer, most sincerely, the question about your salvation? Are you saved, indeed? How did it happen? When did it happen? What were the fruits of the Spirit that followed after? Are you constantly working out your salvation? This is the essence of Epiphany.
Our text for today, a Psalm of praise like the three before it and the two after it, is meant to sing or celebrate the kingship of the universal God for all He has done and continues to do for us. The psalm gives seven reasons why God should be praised. Can you fish out the reasons? Verse 2 of the psalm declares that “The Lord hath made known His salvation, His righteousness, Has He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.” God has done His part which involved the great sacrifice of His begotten Son Jesus Christ, who was nailed to the Cross to die shamefully and shed His blood for the remission of our sins. What is left to be done is for us to accept salvation and to live the life of a truly saved person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365(6) days a year and all our lives. Today is the opportunity we have to do that part of ours as tomorrow or next year may be too late. Why don’t you begin to sing a new song from this moment? Won’t you please do?
Prayer: Thank You for making known Your salvation to a poor person like me. Help me to sing and make it known in every corner in Jesus’ name. Amen.