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Lean on Jesus’ Name

Anchor Devotional - 01.03.18


“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12

Four days after the death of her brother Lazarus, Martha heard that Jesus was nearby and went to seek Him out. Though she trusted Him, she couldn’t help expressing disappointment that Jesus hadn’t come sooner and prevented Lazarus’ death. Still she voiced her simple faith in His promise of eternal life in the future. Jesus reminded her that His resurrection power was a present power. Martha witnessed it!

Her faith grew tremendously that day. I suspect yours would too if you beheld the return of a loved one after he or she had died. But even when the trying situation in your life is not turned around, you know the One who did indeed change everything when He Himself rose from the dead at Calvary.

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow… and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:9-11). When we’re tested, Jesus faithfully develops our faith step by step, revealing the power of His name.

Scripture Focus

John 11:17-44

Insight

“I dare not trust the sweetest frame,/ but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.” (Edward Mote, 1834)

Read the Bible

  • Genesis 5-7
  • Psalm 3
  • Matthew 5