Daily Bible Reading: Luke 10:1 – 24
Verse of the Day: Luke 10:20 – “Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Jesus had sent out the seventy disciples (35 teams of two) to spread the word throughout the region. He had bestowed upon them His authority to protect them and have power over demons.
When they return excited about the fact that even demonic spirits cowered before them, Jesus reminds them that more important than this share of His authority was the fact that their names were written down in Heaven. They were God’s children. He knew their names. He had them inscribed in the Book of Life (Rev. 17:8).
Our greatest blessing is not what we receive, not what we are able to do, but that we are eternally secure in our relationship with the Father.
Prayer: Father, thank You for making one of Your children. Amen.