Daily Devotion - January 19, 2023

daily devotion Jan 19, 2023

He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. (Psalm 18:16-17)


Sometimes we think that we need a hero to drop from on high to save us from whatever calamity or evil we’re facing!  But however our rescue comes, the One who ultimately rescues is God.

We don’t need to deny that a human person may physically rescue us, but we should understand that the presence and willingness of that one to save came from the plan and provision of God. 

Jesus said that apart from him we could do nothing. That means all human resources, wisdom, courage, opportunities, and resolve ultimately come from our God. He is the ultimate rescuer, and his ultimate rescue was eternal, even though it was accomplished by sending his Son from on high to a cruel cross. 

Because God sent Jesus to rescue us by taking the penalty of our sin on his cross, we do not have to suffer that penalty ourselves. But our blessings are not only spiritual. As those so loved by God, we are also protected from all that would damage our souls or endanger our eternity.

We were rescued from the eternal consequences of our sin, and are rescued daily from all that would jeopardize God’s perfect plan for our earthly lives.  


Prayer: Father, this world is filled with dangers, threats, and calamities. Thank you for rescuing me for eternity, and for assuring me now that nothing in heaven or earth can separate me from your love. You are my daily hero!