Five Minutes with God

Five Minutes with God is a distinct and exciting approach to daily Bible devotionals. Instead of a lofty goal of going through the entire Bible—or even the New Testament—in one year, Five Minutes with God focuses on shorter passages so that the reader can absorb more of the text and apply it to everyday life. This daily podcast will step you through the Gospel accounts of the life of Christ. Each day’s podcast also ends with a thought for further reflection and a call to prayer. By reading, reflecting, and praying, Five Minutes with God will help you come to know Him, love Him, and follow Him like never before.
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Jan 15, 2015

HOST: Michael Whitworth

Today’s Reading: Matthew 3:13-17

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

In speaking of His baptism, Jesus says to John that “it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” If it was right and good for Jesus to fulfill the righteousness of God and to leave nothing undone that would honor God and His will, the same can certainly be said for us. As we search the pages of God’s word and learn of the will of God for our lives, our determination and commitment should be to do His will and leave undone nothing that God desires. It is interesting and troublesome that so many in today's world want to argue with the Scriptures in an attempt to avoid doing all that God commands. Instead, it ought to be our desire to be obedient to God in every way and, in the words of Jesus, “to fulfill all righteousness.”

What are some things that you can do to fulfill all righteousness?

Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!