Devotion of the Day

His Blood and His Bidding

Christ died for our sins.
I Corinthians 15:3.

Come unto me.
Matthew 11:28.

Just as I am, without one plea
But that thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

We do not come on the ground of His teaching, His character, His life, but rather on the ground of His death. The problem of our sin was not taken care of until Calvary. There is a salvation offered today on the ground of Christ the Example, Christ the Teacher, Christ the Ideal, but the sinner does not come on the plea that “Thy life was lived for me,” or “Thy example was revealed for me.” Christ’s life and example and teaching have their place and a great and glorious place it is, but I come in my sins because His blood was shed for me.

And then His Bidding. He invited me. He bids me come, just as I am. I don’t have to dress up. He will dress me up after I come. My righteousnesses—the best I am and can do—are but filthy rags, rags because they do not cover me and filthy because they only defile me.

HIS BLOOD: “But that Thy blood was shed for me.”
HIS BIDDING: “And that Thou bid’st me come to thee.”
May your answer be, “O Lamb of God, I come!”

The daily devotions are from Day by Day by Vance Havner. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953.

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