What Christ's Promise to the Thief Revealed

4 Incredible Truths Revealed in Christ's Promise to the Thief

Jesus died between two criminals (Luke 23:39-43). 

One hurled insults at him. 

The other said, “Don’t you fear God…we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

There are many layers of beautiful truth in this statement:

1. This man genuinely believed. Few men have faith in the resurrected Jesus, but this man believed in a dying Savior before His proof of victory over death and sin (John 20:29).

2. This man admitted his sin, an essential part of salvation (Matthew 4:17).

3. This man was saved. That means a deathbed conversion saves a man if he is sincere (Matthew 20:1-16).

4. Jesus promised paradise that very day. To be away from the body is to be present with Christ (2 Corinthians 5:8).

Jesus knew this man’s story and saw his heart. The same is true for you and me!
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https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2017/03/universal-salvation-deceives-men-giving.html
These 1-minute devotions are good supplements to today's story:

Universal Salvation Gives Men False Hopes

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4 Incredible Truths Revealed in Christ's Promise to the Thief

2 comments:

  1. Jesus comments are very comforting and assuring...He knows our heart at all times and under all circumstances..sincerity is a key ingredient...Jesus promise to the repentant thief says it all...

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  2. I alays get emotional with this, it show hows compassionate Jesus is even in suffering

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