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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, January 18, 2017

God Promises He We Will Eat from the Tree of Life - (Revelation 2:7)

Those who overcome will eat from the tree of life in paradise.

Reading Notes

The Holy Spirit speaks to the churches through each and every believer. When He speaks, He speaks of Jesus and He guides believers into God's truth and wisdom through our study of the word of God, which is the Bible. The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth by leading us to grow in Christ. Our job is to follow, and we do that by being sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as He leads and guides us in our daily lives. This process of leading us, followed by our spiritual growth is called sanctification. Sanctification takes place in the lives of every Christian and continues until we go home to be with the Lord.

And the way we become sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit is by being in God's word and in prayer before the Lord. This means we are to study the Bible. Remembering Jesus is the power to overcome, and through Jesus alone, we are victorious in running our race of salvation as well. And for us who are in Christ, God will let us eat from the tree of life. The tree of life is a reference to the eternal life we have through Christ Jesus our Lord and this speaks of our close relationship with God restored through the blood of Jesus and our faith in him.

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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.


Arrogance and Boasting Dishonors Jesus and Hurts Our Faith

Bible Verse James 4:13-17

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that. But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.


James in this section of scripture is not speaking against wise and prudent planning, and he is not speaking against budgeting. The Bible tells us to count the cost before we begin and to use the resources and blessings we receive from God wisely. What James is speaking against is arrogance and living our lives as if God doesn't exist. He is speaking against living our lives as if God and His commandments have no effect on us or our eternal destination. And treating the blessings and provisions the Lord has given us as if they came from ourselves not from God. As followers of Jesus, we are bond-servants of Christ, the Bible uses the word doulos, a word which refers to being a slave. This means we do not belong to ourselves, but we belong to Christ. And we are called by God to fulfill the work He has given us to do, and not to live for ourselves. We are called to fulfill His purposes and not to seek only for ourselves in order to fulfil our worldly desires and lusts.

And this is what James is speaking against, which is following after the world, living as the world lives and thinking as the world thinks. We don't chase after things the world chases after. Things which we know are passing away. Instead, James is reminding us to live with God in mind and not to seek after the things of the world. Moreover, we are not to apply the wisdom of the world to the things of God. We are not to use the wisdom of the world to do what the Lord has called us to do. As followers of Jesus, we are to put major life decisions before the Lord in prayer, following His will and guidance. And when trials come we are to trust in God and not lean on our own understanding. We are to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit and make decisions based on what God's word tells us is right and wrong, not on what the world tell us is ok. This includes using God honoring principles we learn from the Bible such as humility, honesty and looking out for the best interest of others.

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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.


As Followers of Jesus, the Holy Spirit Indwells Us

John 14:16-17

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Jesus Sent Us the Holy Spirit

John 16:7-9

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me.

We Function by the Power of the Holy Spirit

John 6:63

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

We Are Born Again in Christ

John 3:5-6

Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

The Holy Spirit Dwells in Every Follower of Christ

Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Do We Have a Heart for God?

2nd Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

Be Humble in the Lord

Matthew 6:5-6

And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

Prayer is Part of Our Relationship with the Lord

Matthew 6:7-13

And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Charity is From the Heart, Out of Love for Jesus

Matthew 6:1-4

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

Build Treasures in Heaven

Matthew 6:17-21

But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

We Are the Light of Christ to the World

Matthew 6:22-23

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness

Year of Proverbs
for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We Walk in Jesus' Righteousness Imputed to Us Through Grace - (Proverbs 20:6-7)

Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, But who can find a faithful man? The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.

Reading Notes

Oh, how hard it is to walk in true humility, to truly put others before ourselves and to do so without the slightest bit of pride and in true love and humbleness. Why? Because of our sin nature, which loves self and the things of the world, more than God. However, what's impossible for us is easy for God. And when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior the Holy Spirit enters into our hearts. And it's the Holy Spirit who begins to replace the hard-stone of self, which makes up our hearts today, with the soft flesh of love for the Lord. In addition, with our salvation the most amazing transformation takes place in our lives as we acquire the imputed righteousness of Jesus, which God freely gives to us because of our faith in Him. With our salvation, we become children of God and joint heirs with Christ in the kingdom of God.

And with our salvation, we also receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who begins His work of spiritual growth in us. This process of spiritual growth carried out in us, by the Holy Spirit is called "sanctification." And through the process of sanctification we are transformed from the inside out. This means that it's through the power of the Holy Spirit and His work in our hearts and minds, that we can walk in faithfulness which also means having loyalty. Loyalty to God, loyalty to Jesus, loyalty to our families and those who depend on us. And only the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives could give us the ability to do so in meekness and humility, displaying the characteristics of integrity from a heart changed by God. The Bible also tells us followers of Jesus who give their lives over to the Lord, who let the Holy Spirit develop these traits in them, will often pass these traits down to their children. This is because true faith produces genuine works of love, which we in turn model for our children, thereby displaying to them, a life dedicated to Christ Jesus our Lord.

Year of Psalms
for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We and Our Forefathers Have sinned Before the Lord - (Psalm 106:6)

We have sinned with our fathers, We have committed iniquity, We have done wickedly.

Reading Notes

The psalmist is confessing before the God the sins of his forefathers and of the people of his day. Namely they have done wickedly before the eyes of God. "We have sinned with our fathers." By this phrase the psalmist is admitting together with previous generations the people have been unfaithful before God. They had rebelled and sought their own way before the Lord. They constantly complained, fought and rebelled against the Lord at every turn. Therefore all the people of this generation and the previous generation are deserving of God's wrath. And the same is true for us today. The Bible tells us that all have sinned and all fall short of the glory of God.

That there are none who are righteous, no not one. And that's the point! If righteous were possible then Jesus would not have had to step out of eternity and take on flesh. He would have remained in Heaven with God the Father. But righteousness is not possible for mankind, there is no religion, no system of works and no amount of good deeds that can make us right before God and guarantee our entrance into Heaven. Only Jesus can do that! Jesus the very God of Heaven stepped out of eternity and took on flesh in order to die for us, that we may live by Him. And by our faith in Him, Jesus imputes His righteousness to our account, making us acceptable in the eyes of a Holy God. Not only acceptable, but children adopted into the family of God because of our faith in Him.

Bible Principle for Today
for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Often times God can't use us when we act out of our own pride, desires and confidence; brokenness is God's requirement for maximum usefulness and effectiveness.

Prayer for Today
for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

O Father, please give me the courage to be loyal to Jesus no matter which way the crowd goes.