Daily Devotions

To Promise and Not to Punish

Today is Christmas Eve, a date where many of us begin our celebration of the Lord's incarnation. This was the date long awaited. Waited for since the fall into sin in the garden. 

But even in the garden, even before God's promises were fulfilled, they saw God's character. When God came to them in their sin, he came not so much to punish as to give them a promise. (Genesis 3:15) 

So too, in Christ's coming, he comes not for condemnation, but deliverance. (John 3:16,17) 

Lord Jesus, as we celebrate your arrival to our world, remind us of your grace, the grace of a God who comes to us, not desiring to punish mankind so much as to save them. Amen.