Thy Kingdom Come 2023: Day 8 – Saves

Cut out the shape of a cross. On one side write the theme for today “saves”.

Place at your focal point. 


‘It does exactly what it says on the tin’ is one of the most successful slogans in UK advertising history – the statement is now used way beyond preserving wood! Colloquially it means, of course, that the name of something is an accurate description of its qualities.

What an amazing, beautiful name is ‘Jesus’! Joseph was told that he must call the baby ‘Jesus’, ‘because He will save His people from their sins.’ (Matthew 1:21) The name Jesus literally means ‘Saviour’ – and He does exactly what it says, written not on the tin, but written on the heart of God.

In the centuries before this Saviour was born, there were so many indications that Father God is one who saves (e.g. 1 Chronicles 16:35; Psalm 40:13). However, with the arrival, life, and death of Jesus, our experience of the God who saves us from sin and its consequences is taken to a new level.

For sure, we cannot save ourselves! Paul explained, ‘He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour.’ (Titus 3:5) Our cooperation, however, is vital. ‘If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.’ (1 John 1:9)

He is the God who saves us!

Pause and Pray:

Pause and pray for your five people, that they will come to know the saving love of God.

‘Living the Kingdom’ Action:

Read Psalm 40 (or another of your choice) and join in praise to the God who saves. ‘Mighty to save’ is a great song. 


Find the full version of the TKC Prayer Journal 2023 here.