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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 Sunday, August 20, 2017

God Promises He Will Deliver Us - (Colossians 1:12-13)

I delivered you from darkness into the kingdom of My beloved Son.


Reading Notes

We were all dead in our trespasses and sins. Blinded by the darkness of this present world with no way to reconcile ourselves with a holy God. However, God while we were yet sinners, He sent His beloved Son to die for us on the Cross of Calvary. Thereby bringing us who were in darkness and dead in our trespasses and sins, into the kingdom of light, as children of God and joint heirs with Christ. The word "conveyed" which is used in this passage is the Greek word "hikanoo" and it carries the meaning that God through Jesus' qualified us to be His children. It tells us before Jesus saved us, we were not qualified to be part of the family of God, as children of God. However, because of Jesus, what He did for us and through our faith in Him, we have become qualified to be partakers of His inheritance which is the kingdom of God.

This is another way of saying by faith we have become children of God and joint-heirs with Christ in the kingdom of God. Thus God has given to us, by His grace, the free gift of salvation to all who accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Because of our faith in Jesus as our God, we have been freed from the power of this dark world and the penalty of sin. A world the Apostle Paul tells us is ruled by the "prince of the power of the air," who is Satan. Moreover, we have been transformed into children of God and the disharmony we experienced in our relationship with God the Father, has been removed by Jesus' work on the Cross of Calvary. Because of this transformation the New Testament calls all believers "Saints." Our faith in Jesus has made us saints in the eyes of God, why? Because Jesus' blood shed for us has removed our sins from us. Through faith we receive the imputed righteousness of Christ, and we are spotless in the eyes of God. Because of Jesus, we are adopted into the family of God and destined to receive an inheritance in His kingdom!

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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.

 

Jesus Alone Provides Salvation

Bible Verse 1st Corinthians 1:23-24

For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Commentary:

Paul wrote his letter to the Corinthian church because they had so many problems. The Corinthian believers were very worldly to say the least. Moreover, they lived in one of the most worldly and pagan Gentile cities. They misused their spiritual gifts in order to gain attention and recognition. They sued each other in secular court, had affairs with one another and followed after false teachers. There were so many problems that the Apostle Paul and others (whom Paul had sent) had to correct, that Paul wrote a total of three letters to the church that we know about. However, the first letter was lost to history. In addition, there was a mixture of cultures within the church, primarily Jews and Gentiles. Jewish believers had a hard time letting go of the Mosaic Law. And the Gentile believers had a hard time of letting go of pagan practices and worshiping idols. And if all of this was not enough to deal with, the city itself was famous for immoral behavior and debauchery. The city itself had become so debased in its behavior, the name of the city had become synonymous with deep immorality.

If a person was caught behaving in a crude and immoral way, people would say that the person was "corinthianizing." Paul and others corrected these problems by proper teaching of the word of God. In this passage the term Greeks refer to both Greek and Roman culture. In other words, Gentiles or non-Jewish people. In the Greek culture a man's display of wisdom and debating were highly prized, in addition in the Jewish culture legalism and self-righteousness was the mainstay. As a result clashes, arguments and grandstanding to display spiritual gifts were not only common, but encouraged by the society at large. Paul dealt with both cultures the same way, and the message he taught was that true wisdom lay in God's power to save mankind from eternal destruction, through His grace. Moreover, the eternal life and wisdom given by God is from Jesus Christ our Lord and not from ourselves. It's only the knowledge of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, which brings true wisdom and eternal life to mankind. And it's only by our knowledge of who Jesus is and what He has done for us, that we can have a clear understanding of God's word, the Bible.

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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.

 

We Work as to the Lord

Colossians 3:23-24

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Jesus is the Author of Life, Head of the Church

Colossians 1:17-18

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

God Will Exalt a Humble Heart

1st Peter 5:6

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.

Jesus is Faithful to Guard Us

2nd Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

What We Do We Do Before God

1st Corinthians 3:16

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Pursue Peace and Truth

Hebrews 12:14-15

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.

We Are Bond-Servants of Christ

Ephesians 4:1

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.

It's Jesus Who Strengthens Us

Ephesians 6:10

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

If We Live for Jesus, Then We Will Live With Jesus

Philippians 1:21

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Nothing in this World Compares to Jesus

Philippians 3:8

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.

Jesus Imputes His Righteousness to Us

Philippians 3:9

And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.

Year of Proverbs
for Sunday, August 20, 2017

God Blesses Us, So We May Have Joy Blessing Others - (Proverbs 21:13)

Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard.


Reading Notes

God's word here in these passages, is giving us both practical and spiritual wisdom we can apply to our daily lives. First, if we live a life where we never reach out, never have friends, never help others, then we will most likely find ourselves alone when our time of need arises. Without friends and family there is no one to help us when we need it most. Without good, solid and healthy relationships with people around us there will be no support system for us in our times of need. Secondly, there is the spiritual principle of reaping and sowing, which tells us that God's blessings in our life were never meant for us to horde to ourselves. God blesses us so that we may have joy in blessing those around us who are in need, and thereby spread the love of Christ to others. Moreover, as followers of Jesus, we are called to use our time, talents and resources to help others and spread the Gospel message around the world. This concept goes as far back as the Old Testament times in ancient Israel.

When the people entered the Promised Land, God instructed farmers not to glean the corners of their field, but to leave them for the poor. God also told the farmers that after they had gone through their fields to harvest the first time, they were not supposed to go back and glean it again, even if they had missed something. Rather, they were to leave some behind, so those who are poor or in need can go, work and harvest food for themselves. This Biblical concept is still expected of us today. Even though as Christians, we will not face judgment. Instead, as followers of Jesus, we will face the "Bema Seat of Christ," where we will give an account of what we did with the blessings, time and talents God has given us and how we have used those in God's service and for the needs of others. In other words, our rewards when entering Heaven will be determined by our love for Jesus, our love for others and our faithfulness to the commands of Jesus to use our time, talents and resources to help those in need and further the spread of the Gospel.

Year of Psalms
for Sunday, August 20, 2017

Only Christ Brings Sanctification, Joy and Peace - (Psalm 51:10-12)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.


Reading Notes

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit the writer was telling us about the work of God in the heart of those who have a relationship with God by faith. Old Testament saints by faith believed God and His promises as they looked forward to the Messiah of God. And we, the New Testament saints, by faith look back at the work of God's Messiah on the Cross of Calvary, who is Christ Jesus our Lord. We have to remember David was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write this psalm after being confronted by the prophet Nathan regarding his sin with Bathsheba. In the immediate sense David is referring to the special anointing of the Holy Spirit, certain people received during Old Testament times as God equipped them for the task at hand. However, in the far view this also refers to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit experienced by us the New Testament saints, when we place our faith in Christ alone for salvation. Moreover, this also speaks of the Holy Spirit's work of sanctification in the life of the believer. Prior to our salvation the Bible tells us we were dead in our trespasses and sins. However, when we accepted Jesus by faith and receive salvation something exceptional happens.

Relationally we are no longer part of a fallen world and enmity with God, through faith we become children of God, adopted into the family of God by our faith in Christ. Spiritually, our spirit which was dead in trespasses and sins, is replaced by a new spirit which is alive to God and the things of God, as we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who begins God's work of spiritual growth in us called sanctification. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior God creates in us a new heart. The word used here for "create" is the same word used in the first chapter of Genesis and it speaks of something only God can do. Dear child of God, we cannot save ourselves, and no works performed by us will give us a new heart, which is in love with the Lord and full of love for those who do not know Christ. This is only something God can do! When we accept Jesus by faith, God credits or imputes the righteousness of Christ freely to us. We are now righteous in the eyes of God and by His work in us, we are being made into a new creation in Christ Jesus our Lord. And it's God's process of sanctification carried out in us by the Holy Spirit, which moves us closer to God and equips us for the work God has called us to do. As our hearts are changed from the inside out and we grow in the knowledge of Jesus, who He is and what He has done for us, our lives take on a new sense of joy, peace and love for others which defies the logic and thinking of the world we live in. And it's this sense of being cleansed by God and transformed into a child of God through faith, which David is speaking about in these passages.

Bible Principle for Today
for Sunday, August 20, 2017

God has a plan for our lives and He has given us the Holy Spirit and His Word to help guide us; but trials will happen and we can learn more in those valleys of trial than on our mountaintop of successes.

Prayer for Today
for Sunday, August 20, 2017

God of the ages, my Father in heaven, thank you for being very near to me. Please help me know your will each day. Bring the people into my life who will help me love you more, serve you effectively, and bless others in meaningful ways. To you be all the honor and glory in what I do, think, and say in the days ahead. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.