Devotion of the Day

With Him – All Things

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him freely give us all things”
Romans 8:32

How blessed to move from our nothingness to “everything in Jesus”! ‘By him all things consist.” The Father has given him all things (Jon. 3:35; 13:3; 16:15). All things were made by him (Jon. 1:3; I Cor. 8:6) Jesus has said, “All things are mine…Come” (Mt. 11:27, 28); “All things are mine…Believe” (Jon. 3:35, 36); “All things are mine…Go” (Mt. 28:18-20).

Your part is to bring Him all your need. His part is to supply all your need. (Phil. 4:19). If the first step is to realize the nothingness of yourself, the second is to turn to the Allness of Christ.

“All that I need is Jesus,” because all that I need is in Jesus. If God spared not His own Son buy freely delivered Him up for our redemption, He will not give me the greater and fail to give me the lesser, but with Him He has giving all else that I need, whether great or small.

And if everything is in Jesus, surely Jesus ought to be everything to us!

Devotion of the Day

Without Me – Nothing

Without me ye can do nothing.
John 15:5

The starting point to “all things” is to learn that we are nothing. “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing” (Rom. 7:18). “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself” (Gal. 6:3). What a self-deceived generation, then, is ours!

“It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” We do not have what it takes. Start with your nothingness – “Just as I am, without one plea” – and you are on your way to His “all things.”

Let our debts be what they may, however great or small;
As soon as we have naught to pay, our Lord forgives us all.
‘Tis perfect poverty alone that sets the soul at large;
While we can call one mite our own, we have no full discharge.

We can never be blessed until we learn that we can bring nothing to Christ but our need. “All the fitness He requireth is to feel your need of Him.”