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00664 - The Last Seven Words Of Jesus

From the cross, the seven last words of Jesus teach our Christian journey today. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34 NLT). Jesus' plea for our forgiveness, even in the face of unimaginable suffering, sets a precedent for us, urging us to extend grace and forgiveness to others, regardless of the circumstances.


These words invite us to reflect on our relationship with God and others, encouraging us to live lives marked by forgiveness, trust, and a commitment to fulfilling God’s purpose. In embracing these principles, we honour Jesus' sacrifice and embody the essence of His teachings in our daily lives.


When Jesus said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46 NLT), He showed ultimate trust amidst agony and abandonment, encouraging us to place our lives, fears, and hopes in God’s hands, especially during our worse and darkest hours.


Quote

Our highest attainment in life is to live out the message of Jesus.


Prayer

Lord, thank You for your sacrifice, for your mercy and grace. Amen.


Action Point

When was the last time you talked to anyone about Jesus?



Copyright notices

(NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via www.faithlift.org 

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