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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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Daily Bible Promises
for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

God Promises Us, He Has Called Us from Darkness to Light - (1st Peter 2:9)

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, I have called you out of darkness into My glorious light.


Reading Notes

As followers of Christ, we are God's chosen generation. The Lord has called us to Himself as His own special people. We have been set aside through the blood of Jesus shed for the remission of sins. We have been called to do His will, for His chosen purposes, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit who indwells us. Prior to our calling and prior to our salvation, we lived in the darkness of this present world. Today this world is ruled by Satan, whom the Apostle Paul calls "the prince of the power of the air." And prior to our salvation, we lived in spiritual darkness, living in accordance to our own desires and lust under the influence of these wicked times. However, through our salvation God delivered us from the darkness and made us children of God. Moreover, the Bible also tells us we were chosen in Christ Jesus before the foundations of the world were laid in place.

We who were once enemies of God, living in a dark world influenced by Satan, were chosen by God before we ever existed! And now by the blood of Jesus shed for us, we have become children of the light. And as we leave the darkness, we enter the glorious light of God, as children of God and joint heirs with Christ, which we obtained by faith alone in Christ alone. And by God’s grace we become members of a special priesthood unto the Lord. As a member of God's royal priesthood, we have a calling on our lives and that calling is to use the time, talents and resources God has given us to proclaim the Gospel, seek the lost and help those around us in need. A lot of times we want to know God's will for us, and we do not realize it's already spelled out for us in God's word, the Bible. That is to have a relationship with God through Christ. To love others and to spread the Gospel of Christ to those who are lost for the salvation of souls. We have to remember God's will for all people, first and foremost is that all people would spend eternity with Him. Therefore, the spread of the Gospel is the first and most important calling for all those who follow Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Faith and Endurance

Bible Verse Hebrews 10:36, 11:1

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Commentary:

As Christians our endurance comes from the trust we have in Jesus and living daily by the will of God the Father. We do so as followers of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit who helps us to remain steadfast in our faith through trials. As part of our salvation, we have the Holy Spirit who indwells us, giving us the strength we need to face any trials that come our way. In addition, we know because of our relationship with Jesus, we have security in the knowledge of where we will spend eternity. Therefore, our unseen hope and assurance is in our future glory!

In other words, our hope is in Christ alone and the future glory that awaits us when we go to spend eternity in His presence. Our endurance is strengthened because we hope not in what can be gained here on earth, which is here today and gone tomorrow. But on what awaits us back home in the presence of our Lord. And as we remain steadfast through trials by the strength of the Holy Spirit, we gain perseverance and endurance, as we grow spiritually. Our minds and hearts are renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit whose work of sanctification continues on a daily basis. His work changes us from the inside out making us more sensitive to the things of God and His will in our lives.

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Our Joy is in Christ and His Gospel

Romans 10:14-15

And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!'

What Idols Have We Set Up?

Ezekiel 14:3

Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and put before them that which causes them to stumble into iniquity. Should I let Myself be inquired of at all by them?

As Christians We Should Forgive Others Before Ourselves

Mark 11:25-26

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.

We Come Before God Through Christ

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

In the Christ is Eternity for All

Mark 10:29-30

So Jesus answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time-houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions-and in the age to come, eternal life."

Persistent In Prayer

Ephesians 6:18

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Let Us Fellowship Together

Hebrews 10:25

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Jesus, God in the Flesh

John 3:13

No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven.

Be Bold in the Gospel of Christ

Ephesians 5:16-17

Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

They Are One Flesh

Matthew 19:5-6

And he said, "This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one." Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together."

Do You Love the Lord?

Matthew 22:37-38

Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment."

Year of Proverbs
for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

God's Word Is His Word, His Revelation, Wisdom for Us - (Proverbs 30:4-6)

Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know? Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.


Reading Notes

These passages show and tell us so much more than we may gather at first glance. We must remember that the Bible is the very word of God. All of scripture is God breathed, through the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit inspired the authors to faithfully and correctly record God's revelation and wisdom to mankind using their own experiences and character. And these passages show us just how true that is. Here is a man named Agur, he was living at the time of Solomon. He is speaking to us in regards to God's wisdom as he is led by the Holy Spirit to record God's revelation to us.

And he rhetorically asks of us in verse four if we know God's name, but then what does he ask next? "What is His Son's name, if you know?" The answer to that question is Jesus Christ our Lord, the only begotten Son of the Father. Here is God's word once again showing us a prophecy of the incarnation and the importance of Jesus Christ. Moreover the last passages show us with a powerful statement that scripture is inspired. Therefore, for us to add to God's word is to deny that God is the standard of truth. In addition, it means if we arrogantly reject that He alone has created all things and established the ends of the earth, as God's word so clearly tells us, then the Lord will rebuke us and in the end we will be found a liar before God.

Year of Psalms
for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We Seek the Lord in Times of Trial - (Psalm 38:9-11)

Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You. My heart pants, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me. My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, and my relatives stand afar off.


Reading Notes

We are to fix our eyes on the Lord at all times, He is our strength in times of trial and testing. Here we see David undergoing a severe trial. He feels the oppression of the trial coming upon him, almost as if death itself was hovering over him. David felt as if death was fast approaching. Moreover, in his anguish, pain and fear his friends and family had left him to his suffering. They abandoned David, and if that were not bad enough, David's enemies used this as an occasion to step up their attacks against him. However, we should look carefully at his response. He placed all of his fears, desires and requests before the Lord. David spoke to God about his pain, David opened up his heart to God. We see that described here as "his sighing was not hidden from God." David placed his burden before the Lord first and foremost. This is one of the reasons that God called David, "a man after my own heart."

If only one thing could be said about David, that would be "he loved the Lord." And because of his love for God, he had a strong relationship with the Lord, placing his complete trust in God. As children of God, adopted into the family of God by our faith in Jesus, we are to follow in David's footsteps. We are to take our burdens and lay them where they belong at the foot of the Cross. Our sins, as well as our fears have been crucified with Christ. This means that when trials and tribulation touch our lives, we turn to Jesus, first and foremost. Moreover, this also means, like David we should have a long established relationship with God before any trials hit our lives. Before trouble comes, we like David, should have a long history of communication and reliance on God. And dear believer that is truly the heart of any Bible passage. Our faith, Christianity in its entirety is about our relationship with God, which has been restored through our faith in Christ and His death for us at the Cross. And has is true in any relationship, it only gets stronger by regular communication and sharing of one's life with the Lord.

Bible Principle for Today
for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The trials and dark moments in our lives, we're allowed by God and they will last as long as is needed for God to accomplish His purpose in us and strengthen our faith in Him.

Prayer for Today
for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Precious God, Almighty Father, words cannot express the depth of my appreciation for your gift of the Holy Spirit. Even when I don't know how to pray or what to say, I know the Spirit is there with me, sharing my heart with you in ways that are pleasing to you! Thank you for this grace and the Gift that makes it possible. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.