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Everyone of us has sinned and broken God's laws. Everyone has fallen short of God's perfect standard. All people at one point or another have done something or thought something they're not proud of, something that they would not like anyone else to know about, let alone God. Moreover, God looks not only at our deeds, but also the desires and motives behind all the things we do. The Bible says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." And that's what Salvation is all about. All of humanity was born with a sin-nature, and we are separated from God because of our sin. In addition, there are no works we can perform, which can earn our way into Heaven. What we consider "good deeds" are god's standard for our normal everyday behavior. If that were not hard enough, we have to remember, no good deeds, no matter how big the sacrifice, erase or remove past sin. There are no scales in Heaven, God is not going to compare our sins against our good deeds, to see which is greater.

That would be like committing a crime, then telling the judge we are not guilty because we did a good deed afterwards. We must remember all sin no matter how small in thought or deed is punishable by Hell. But the good news is God wants to have a relationship with you and me. God's desire is that all people would spend eternity with Him in Heaven. Therefore, God's salvation is a free gift given by His grace, through faith alone in Jesus alone. God gave us a way to receive forgiveness of all of our sins past, present and future! And that is His free gift of grace. We know that we are not perfect. Though try as we might, no one can achieve perfection. We cannot behave perfectly all, or even most of the time, and God knows that! And that's why He gave us the gift of salvation which is the forgiveness of sins. As the Bible says "for by grace you are saved through faith; and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
 

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  • Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)
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  • The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2nd Chronicles 16:9)
  • Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. (2nd Thessalonians 3:5)

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Daily Bible Promises
for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

God Promises His Word is a Lamp to Our Feet - (Psalm 119:105)

My Word will brighten your steps and light your path.


Reading Notes

God's word is a lamp unto our feet to keep us from stumbling, helping us to walk closer with the Lord, as we submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This verse only finds its complete fulfillment in the heart of a Christian, because only the heart of God's children can truly understand God's word, the Bible. God's word provides illumination to walk without stumbling. If we were to put it another way, we would say that, "God's word provides wisdom and guidance to keep us from falling down in our day to day lives." The special thing about God's word is it's divine in nature, because its author is God. Moreover, one of the divine characteristics of His word is that it requires the guidance of the Holy Spirit to truly understand it. This is referred to as the "illumination" of scripture. In this context "illumination" means the Holy Spirit who indwells each and every Christian, gives us understanding of scripture in light of who Jesus is and what He has done for us.

This means having a relationship with Jesus by faith alone, is the key to understanding scripture. He is the key to our salvation and He is the key to completely understanding God's word. The Bible is God's revelation to mankind regarding His plan of redemption. And because of that the Bible from front cover to back cover, from Old Testament to New Testament is about Jesus and the salvation He alone can bring us. Therefore, it's only when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and we are indwelt with the Holy Spirit, that we can truly understand God's word. In addition, it's the Holy Spirit who works in our hearts and minds to change us from the inside out. Without the Holy Spirit and the knowledge of who Jesus is and what He has done for us, we cannot truly understand God's word and the place it has in our lives. It's only through our faith in Christ, which brings the guidance and teaching of the Holy Spirit, that the word of God becomes a lamp unto our feet and light for our path.

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Our Daily Bible Verse & Summary is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith. It includes the selected Bible verse, topic description and commentary on the selected verse. These verse commentaries are written by our staff and can only be found here on our website. You can receive our Daily Bible Verse & Summary everyday to your inbox by signing up for our free Email Bible Devotions or by visiting our Facebook page.

 

Through the Riches of His Grace We Have Redemption Part III

Bible Verse Ephesians 1:7-10

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth-in Him.

Commentary:

God reveals everything to us in His perfect timing. The word "dispensation" used here means "house rules" or "economy" and it refers to God's administration, arrangement or organization of all of human history, through His sovereignty and according to His will and perfect timing. In other words, this means as the sovereign Creator of the universe, God is in control. Moreover, this means that God has a purpose for us and for our lives. This also means that the universe is not random or unorganized. On the contrary, God has a very specific direction in which He is taking all of creation. God is moving us forward toward the culmination of His plan of redemption and the return of Christ Jesus our Lord. We have to remember that the culmination of God's plan of redemption is to bring all of creation under the lordship of Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father.

Therefore, the "dispensation of time," refers to the moment in human history yet future, when God's plan of redemption will be fully revealed at the second coming of Christ. And it's at this very moment in time that every human soul will recognize and acknowledge that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. This will be the completion of human history as we know it. A time when all believers are gathered together during the Millennial Kingdom. Satan will be bound for one-thousand years. After which Satan will then be released for a short time to deceive mankind, before he is ultimately defeated and thrown into the Lake of Fire. And it's after that God gathers everything together under the new heavens and the new earth; uniting everything under the Lordship of Christ. Dear child of God, this means that the completed work of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary is the axis on which all of history turns. The whole purpose of human history being the fulfillment of God's plan of redemption, which was completed on the Cross of Calvary. And the culmination of that event will be the return of Jesus at the end of the age.

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Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

Goodness Belongs to the Lord

Psalm 86:5

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Love Your Neighbor as Christ Loved You

Galatians 5:13-14

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Good Comes From a Heart Following God

Luke 6:45

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

Follow the Lord and Do Good

1st Peter 3:8-12

Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here's what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you're worth. God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well to what he's asked; But he turns his back on those who do evil things.

We Have Rest in Jesus

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

The Lord's Dominion is Over All

Daniel 4:34-35

His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'

The Lord is With Us in Trials

Isaiah 43:2

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

Jesus Our Rock of Safety

Psalm 61:2

From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety.

Nothing Can Separate Us from Christ

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Humility Through Faith in Jesus

1st Peter 5:5-6

Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.

The Tongue Creates a Fire of Iniquity

James 3:5-6

See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

Year of Proverbs
for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Following the World Leads to Despair - (Proverbs 15:26-27)

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasant. He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.


Reading Notes

Often times as we read the Bible, we see that it goes contrary to what the world and modern culture tell us to do, and these verses are no exception. There is nothing wrong with success in our lives or gain in and of itself. What the Bible is referring to here is replacing following the Lord, will the following of material gain, obtained by any means possible. Replacing hard work and honest labor with greedy desire to gain more and more. And to use immoral or dishonest activities to get ahead. We have to remember the old adage, "it's just business" or "business is business" won't matter when we facing God in judgment.

Therefore, we have to remember that one of the many blessings of the Lord is our talents and ability to work and support ourselves and provide for those who count on us. To have the opportunity to use our time, talents and abilities to perform honest work. However, because of the fallen world, we can turn that blessing into a curse or worse a sin. We do this when we replace God with our desires and substitute earning an honest living with getting ahead by any means possible or by taking from others. God looks at the hearts of men and all of us will give an account of what we did with the time, talent and resources God has given us and how we used those to further the spread of the Gospel of Jesus and help those in need around us.

Year of Psalms
for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Lord Gives Wisdom to Those Who Ask (Psalm 3:3-5)

Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.


Reading Notes

God's word tells us, that all who lack understanding can ask and receive it from the Lord. We need to remember to praise God for the knowledge and wisdom He freely gives to us through our faith in Christ, which brings the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and through His word, the Bible. The Holy Spirit along with the study of God's word not only builds our faith stronger; but also gives us guidance, increased wisdom and understanding as we study the Bible. King David wrote this psalm after a coup attempt was made by one of his sons. His son Absalom was trying to kill David and take over his kingdom. David looked at his circumstances in light of God's word, God's promises and God's direct intervention in his life. God gives wisdom to all men who truly seek Him with all their hearts, all their minds and all their spirit.

Moreover, God's wisdom is freely given to all those who diligently study His word. Because of David's knowledge of God's word and because of his trust in the Lord David could take comfort in knowing good or bad, win or lose all would be according to the will of God. In these passages, David is praising God not only for His immense love for us, but also for the wisdom He gives through the indwelling of His spirit and through the study of His word. And because of this the Lord is our sure foundation, even during times of chaos and tribulation. Here in these passages the phrase, "understand the fear of the Lord" carries the meaning of having a deep down love, admiration, respect and awe of God. A respect and love for the Lord because of who He is, what He has done for us. And because of His word which He has given to us in order that we can better know Him and gain godly wisdom for living our day to day lives.

Bible Principle for Today
for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

During times of trouble when the storm is raging and it appears we can be swept away, remember God's Word is an achnor which nothing can move.

Prayer for Today
for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lord help us to hear and respond in love to those we meet and humble our heart to hear their words over our own pride and selfishness.