GPS: Friday, November 15

By November 15, 2013Devotional


Today’s Scripture:


Luke 23:33-43


When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing. And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.” One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”


Food for Thought:

Gena_new1When I think of Jesus, I think of the word forgiving. He was one of the most forgiving people, giving us a perfect model of what forgiveness looks like. I get upset when someone cuts me off when I am driving. Jesus is crucified on the cross and asks God to forgive the people that did it to him. I want you to think about forgiveness today and seek out someone in your life that is in need of forgiveness from you.

Today’s Prayer:

Shepherd of Israel, hear our prayer, as your Son heard the plea of the criminal crucified with him.
Gather into Christ’s holy reign the broken, the sorrowing, and the sinner, that all may know
wholeness, joy, and forgiveness. Amen.


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