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Daily Bible Promises
for Thursday, February 23, 2017

God Promises We Are Free from Condemnation - (Romans 8:1)

Because of Jesus, you are free from all condemnation.

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Dear believer what a joy this should bring to our hearts. There is no condemnation for us in Christ Jesus! The word used here for condemnation is a legal term which refers to a legal verdict of guilt. And in the case of a follower of Jesus, it means we cannot, no never, for any reason be found guilty of our sin. Though we have a sin nature, though we have a proclivity toward sin. God has forgiven us of all our trespasses and sins. Moreover, the Holy Spirit indwells all those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is a gift of our salvation. The Holy Spirit is the guarantee that we have been bought at a price with the precious blood of Jesus shed for us at the Cross of Calvary. The Holy Spirit seals us as He begins His work of sanctification, which changes our hearts from the inside out.

Therefore, through Jesus, by His blood shed for us and our faith in Him as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer guilty before God. Why? Because we are in Christ. This means that Jesus paid that price for us. Jesus has taken our guilty verdict upon Himself and paid the price once and for all times. Dear believer this means our sins can never be applied to us, we instead receive the imputed righteousness of Christ. That means that God credits to us the righteousness of Jesus, instead of our own sin. This in turn allows us to stand before a Holy God because we wear the righteousness of Jesus. And because of this we can now understand why salvation has nothing to do with works. We through faith alone, in Jesus alone are adopted into the family of God as children of God and joint-heirs with Christ. In addition, we receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who changes our hearts and minds making us sensitive to God and the things of God.

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Jesus Removed the Wall of Separation Part I

Bible Verse Ephesians 2:13-16

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.


As gentiles we were far off from God both from a Jewish perspective because of our nationality and in reality because of our sin. Only Judaism which is the Jewish religion had access to the true and living God of the universe. And only Abraham and his descendants through Isaac and Jacob are God's chosen people. Only they have the everlasting covenant with God, made directly between God and them which the Bible calls the Abrahamic covenant. The Gentiles only had false gods, worshiping demons and spirits posing as God. Therefore the Gentiles were far off from God and we had no way to reconcile our sin with a Holy God.

Therefore our sin and our sin-nature placed us at enmity against God creating an additional barrier; a wall if you will between us and a Holy God. Like the veil in the Temple which separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the world we too were forever separated from a Holy God. Therefore because of our sins and our nationality we were far off from God. However Jesus reversed that, He brought us near to God. Jesus because of His immense love for us, and what did for us at the Cross of Calvary, bridged the gap between us and God. Jesus with His voluntary death for our sins at the Cross of Calvary shed His blood for us, in order to reconcile us back to God. And through our faith in Him we now become children of God, adopted into the family of God.

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Follow Jesus With Your Whole Heart

Psalm 119:10-12

With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You Blessed are You, O Lord Teach me Your statutes

Blessed Are Those Who Follow Christ

Psalm 119:2-6

Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently. Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes Then I would not be ashamed, When I look into all Your commandments

Believe in Jesus, Confess Him as Lord

Romans 10:10-13

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

We Are to Help Spread the Good News of Jesus

Romans 10:14-15

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? 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.

As We Grow in Christ, God Works in Our Lives

Ecclesiastes 3:11-14

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor-it is the gift of God. I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, And nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.

We Are to Guard Those in Need

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

A Brother Offended

Proverbs 18:19

A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle.

When Tribulation Comes We Are Equipped Through Jesus

Romans 12:17-21

Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Our Conduct Should Reflect Christ in Our Lives

Hebrews 13:5-6,8

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Grow in Grace, Grow in God's Word

1st Peter 2:1-5

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Draw Near to God Not the World

James 4:4-9,10

Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Year of Proverbs
for Thursday, February 23, 2017

Honor Your Father and Mother in God's Eyes - (Proverbs 20:20)

Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.

Reading Notes

This proverb is stating the fifth commandment of the Ten Commandments another way. And it speaks about honoring parental authority. In ancient times the parents were the source of wealth as well as provided livelihood to younger men as they grew into manhood. And when the children grew into adulthood, they often took a piece of land and livestock from the family profits to start their own lives. So, to not honor your father and mother in such a culture would not only leave you destitute; but would also leave you as an outcast in society. Honoring your parents is an intimate part of the culture and therefore not to do so was a cultural taboo.

But more importantly in God's eyes, its right to honor your parents who gave you life. And to do so understanding just like us they too are a product of the fallen world we live in. Like us they are sinners saved by grace. For us today this speaks of the importance of having a close, godly family unit. Where parents model godly humility and love to their children as the family lives in fear of the Lord. Fear of the Lord means to have a deep down love, awe and profound respect for God, His word and His work in our lives. It also carries with it an understanding of the need for our submission to the guidance and work of the Holy Spirit in our day to day life.

Year of Psalms
for Thursday, February 23, 2017

God Will Ultimately Deliver His People - (Psalm 136:10-15)

To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn, For His mercy endures forever; And brought out Israel from among them, For His mercy endures forever; With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, For His mercy endures forever; To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, For His mercy endures forever; And made Israel pass through the midst of it, For His mercy endures forever; But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, For His mercy endures forever.

Reading Notes

In this section of the chapter, the psalmist is recounting the mighty works of God to deliver His chosen people Israel. The terms "with a strong hand" and "an outstretched arm" were Jewish idioms. And these referred to God's redemption and His omnipotence. Omnipotence is a word which speaks of God's ultimate control and power of over all the universe. In other words, nothing is more powerful than God. There are no works of men, there are no alliances of men or spirits, that can overwhelm God. God is not only all powerful He is power and might beyond measure. Omnipotence and mercy are just a few of the attributes of God's nature. And He uses these to bring redemption to those He calls His own, and that's the primary message in this section of passages.

This section of the Psalm recounts the mighty work of God, displayed to the world, showing His care and concern for Israel. At the time of their defeat, Egypt was one of the strongest nations on the face of the earth. So much so that Pharoah who, himself, was considered a deity of the people he ruled over. However, despite that God in His sovereignty and omnipotence took the small family of Jacob, who were approximately sixty to eighty people in total and brought them into the land of Goshen. Four hundred years later, God led them out of Egypt a nation several million people strong and delivered them from the hands of Pharoah. God without effort defeated one of the strongest nation on the planet. Thereby proving that His mercy endures forever! A mercy and love He shows to those who love God and follow the Lord. Those God in return, calls His chosen people.

Bible Principle for Today
for Thursday, February 23, 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 Thursday, February 23, 2017

O Father of mercy, thank you for giving me the assurance that a victorious future awaits. Thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit as a gift, a down payment, guaranteeing that glorious future. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.