Our Daily Bread 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional
Topic: Engraved on His Hands
Read: Isaiah 49:14–18 | Bible in a Year: Proverbs 30–31; 2 Corinthians 11:1–15
Scripture: See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Isaiah 49:16
Message: In Charles Spurgeon’s many years at his London church during the 1800s, he loved to preach on the riches of Isaiah 49:16, which says that God engraves us on the palms of His hands. He said, “Such a text as this is to be preached hundreds of times!” This thought is so precious that we can run over it in our minds again and again. Our Daily Bread 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional
Spurgeon makes the wonderful connection between this promise of the Lord to His people, the Israelites, and God’s Son, Jesus, on the cross as He died for us. Spurgeon asked, “What are these wounds in Your hands? . . . The engraver’s tool was the nail, backed by the hammer. He must be fastened to the Cross, that His people might be truly engraved on the palms of His hands.” As the Lord promised to engrave His people on His palms, so Jesus stretched out His arms on the cross, receiving the nails in His hands so we could be free of our sins.
Our Daily Bread 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional – Engraved on His Hands
If and when we’re tempted to think that God has forgotten us, we only need to look at our palms and remember God’s promise. He has put indelible marks on His hands for us; He loves us that much.
Prayer: Lord God, how vast is Your love for me! You keep me ever before You. I know You’ll never leave me, and I’m grateful.
Thought for the Day: The Lord engraves us on the palms of His hands.
Our Daily Bread 18 September 2018 Daily Devotional was written by Amy Boucher Pye(Our Daily Bread Ministries)