Today’s Devotional: Deserving of Rescue

What if a lifeguard let someone drown because they jumped into the deep end before they knew how to swim? What if a firefighter ignored a fire because it was sparked by someone who fell asleep near their fireplace?

Thankfully, rescue professionals don’t stop to make value judgments on our personal character before rescuing us. They are trained and ready to rescue people in need regardless of how they got themselves into that position.

Philip Yancey writes about how God offers us spiritual rescue in this Our Daily Bread devotional. He compares our spiritual plight to that of a stranded hiker:

The central message of the Bible is one of rescue. Paul points out that none of us “deserve” God’s mercy and none of us can save ourselves. Like a stranded hiker, all we can do is call for help. Quoting the psalmist, he says, “There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God” (Rom. 3:10-11; Ps. 14:1-3).

The good news of the gospel is that in spite of our state, God seeks after us and responds to every plea for help. You might say that God is in the rescue business.

Read the rest of the devotional at

How has God rescued you from unrighteousness?

One Response to “Today’s Devotional: Deserving of Rescue”

  • gabriel says:

    As we live in Faith so many things surounding our life daily we facing with the challenge to stay with word of God our ears hears so many things our eye looking to but as christian we have to stick to walk infaith no matter what we see and hear from outside , we have to focus what we hear from inside through Lord ,this is the only way to be saved Christians.
    childern abusing,all form of scandal it is a daliy news ,manipulation,infatuation with prosperty that have led to a water-down sprituality,some churches are turning the holy fire of God in to cirus show etc… but don’t giveup ,don’t judge either stay with LORD with helping the poor expanding the word of GOD to all the part of the World.keep pray and focus on the LORD!