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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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Daily Bible Promises
for Thursday, July 28, 2016

God Promises He Will Keep Us Till Jesus Returns - (1st Thessalonians 5:23-24)

I will sanctify you and keep you blameless until Jesus returns.


Reading Notes

God continues His work of sanctification in us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who works in every aspect of our lives. The Holy Spirit transforms our mind, body and spirit, making us sensitive to God and the things of God. This process of spiritual growth carried out in us by the Holy Spirit, transforms our lives and makes us useful for service in the kingdom of God. And because of His grace, God continues this process of spiritual growth and maturity. Which in turn is aided by the study of God's Word. Both of which work together to build us into a new creation in Christ Jesus our Lord. Moreover, God is faithful to continue this process of growth until we see Jesus face to face. At that time, either through death or the rapture of the church we will see Jesus and we will be made complete in Christ. And this is the process of which Paul is referring to in this passage as he speaks of "sanctifying completely, the whole spirit, soul and body." We should note that Paul's reference to the "spirit, soul and body" is not coincidental. What Paul is speaking about, theologians call the "dichotomy of man." This means that all people consist of a body, soul and spirit. Prior to our salvation, our spirit was dead in trespasses and sins and at enmity with God.

Our spirit was focussed on our selfish desires and the things of this fallen world. However, with our salvation God has given us a new spirit, one which is alive to God. And it's our new spirit which influences our soul, thereby bringing a positive change to our lives. And it's the Holy Spirit, who works hand in hand with our new spirit, whereby we are made into a new creation in Christ Jesus our Lord. Why would God do this for us, when we deserved eternal separation from God? Because the Lord is faithful! And He has promised to continue His good work which He has started in us. Because of God's grace through His power of salvation, He separates us from the penalty of sin, which was death and eternal separation from God in Hell. We have to remember because of our fallen nature, we ourselves do not have the power to bring about our own salvation, nor continue the work of sanctification within ourselves. This is done on our behalf, by God, through the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit. In addition, we must never forget that God is faithful to complete this work, Jesus has promised us that He will not lose anyone the Father has placed in His hand. Therefore, our salvation is secure until the time of our perfection, which is the time when we go home to be with the Lord.

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Paul Shows His Concern for the Galatians

Bible Verse Galatians 6:11

See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand.

Commentary:

The Apostle Paul often used an amanuensis for his letters. And amanuensis was a person who knew how to read and write the language, and was often used as a personal secretary of sorts to take dictation. However, in his letter to the Galatians it appears Paul had written the letter himself. Before his closing comments, Paul points out the large letters he used, indicating that he either wrote the letter in its entirety, which seems most likely, or at least signed the letter. Bible scholars believe there may have been two reasons for these large letters. The first is that Paul had bad eyesight. Because of what he endured spreading the gospel, which included stonings, shipwreck and disease, he had eye trouble. Moreover, in chapter four of this letter Paul makes a comment indicating he had problems with his vision.

Paul says that he came to Galatia to recover from illness and preached to the Galatians while sick or injured. Paul then makes the comment in chapter four, "For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me." These passages seem to indicate Paul had a problem with his eyes. Secondly which is least likely, some Bible scholars believe Paul may have written the letter using "Greek uncials." Greek uncials were large block letters, they were used more or less as we use headlines today. They were used to put emphasis and signify the importance of what was being written. However, it would seem unlikely that Paul used this style of writing for an entire letter. In addition, because the Greek grammar used regarding the writing of the letter. Words which best translates to "I have written," seems to indicate that in the case of the Galatians, Paul wrote the letter with his own hands.

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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.

 

Give Praise and Thanksgiving

Psalm 63:3-4

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

Treasure the Things of God

Matthew 7:6

Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

Examine Your Faith

2nd Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.

Jesus, Our Sure Foundation

1st Corinthians 3:11

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Jesus Our Rock During Storms

Matthew 7:24-25

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

Many Will Try to Deceive the Elect

Matthew 24:24

For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

There is No Fear in the Lord

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Enduring Trials Builds Faith

2nd Corinthians 4:17-18

For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

God Disciplines His Children

Hebrews 12:7-8

As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn't discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all.

Today Our Savior is Born

Luke 2:9-11

And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

God's Gift to Us

John 3:17

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Year of Proverbs
for Thursday, July 28, 2016

In Christ There is Knowledge and Life - (Proverbs 22:12)

The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the faithless.


Reading Notes

There are several important thoughts highlighted by this passage regarding the attributes of God. This passage speaks of God's omniscience and His sovereignty. Omniscience means God not only knows the beginning from the end, but God is also full of wisdom. This also means that God knows the true motives and desires of our hearts and the thoughts behind our actions. In addition, His wisdom is perfect, therefore His judgments are perfectly just. And because of God's sovereignty and omniscience God is the final arbiter of justice. In other words, God is the final say of what is right and wrong and not mankind or society. Mankind is not the final determiner of right and wrong, nor does mankind set the moral standards. Mankind's role is to follow and enforce God's standards and God's laws. Unfortunately, that has been lost in a world which the Apostle Paul tells us is influenced by, "the prince of the power of the air" who is Satan.

Today, many people believe if they use enough words, if they conjure up a good enough reason to justify their actions, or if they desensitize the people long enough, they can make even the wrong appear to be right. However, that is not the case with God. Just because we decide something is socially acceptable, or we can justify our bad behavior doesn't mean God no longer exists or that God will look the other way. Therefore, we must remember God in His sovereignty will not only protect His word; but He will also pass judgment on all those who are found without Christ. All those who have relied not on God; but on the wisdom of men. We have to remember God is long-suffering, not forgetful. God's long-suffering is solely for the purpose of allowing people to repent and come to faith in Christ. This means that those who relied not on Jesus, but on the words of their own mouth, coming from an evil heart will face God's judgment. We cannot forget God is not a man, He is the creator of the universe. This means no one is going to debate God. God's not going to stand us up before Him and ask our reasons, we are either innocent because of our faith in the shed blood of Jesus for our sins, or we are guilty before a holy God. There is simply no middle ground.

Year of Psalms
for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wicked Rulers Pervert Justice - (Psalm 94:20-21)

Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, And condemn innocent blood.


Reading Notes

The psalmist now points out the effects of wicked rulers on society. Which is they pervert justice, rule wickedly and condemn those who are innocent. We ourselves have seen the effects of wicked rulers in our lifetime; however we must remember they are not allied with God. God does not support wicked rulers nor the people of a nation who have turned from God. Wicked rulers come into power when people turn away from God, remove God from society and chase after their own lust and desires. When a society rebels against the Lord and purposely removes God from everyday life then wicked rulers come into power. When this happens then wickedness becomes predominant in the culture and society is forever changed.

What was once wrong and morally reprehensible is now considered ok and even good. What was once a crime and morally corrupt is now considered everyday activity. What was once not even spoken of, has become part of our daily entertainment. Dear child of God this is important for us to understand, and to learn from these passages. When a society rebels against God, and turns away from the Lord and toward wickedness. God will first warn those people with attacks from the enemy and with natural disasters. In addition God will even raise up people to warn the nation. However if the people of that nation ignore God's warnings and abandon God. The Lord will give that nation over to their desires. God will remove His hedge of protection and allow that nation to not only suffer loss, but to cease from being a nation.

Bible Principle for Today
for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jesus is our joy, and His soon return is our hope and it's that eager anticipation of the Lord's return which keeps us living a life which is productive and pleasing to God.

Prayer for Today
for Thursday, July 28, 2016

Almighty God, I thank you for you as Jesus my Savior. I thank you for you as my Abba Father. I thank you for you as the Holy Spirit who has revealed you and made your words known over the centuries. I thank you in Jesus' name. Amen.