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Daily Bible Online is a non-denominational Christian website devoted to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping believers grow in their Christian faith. Our website offers Bible Search and Study Tools designed to help Christians grow in their understanding and knowledge of the Bible. Our goal is to create online tools to help others explore and study the meaning of scripture as it relates to the entire Bible, Jesus Christ our Lord and God's plan of redemption. All of our scripture studies take into context the surrounding verses, chapter and book, as well as the historical and cultural times of the writer, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

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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 Thursday, April 27, 2017

God Promises He Will Show Us the Mysteries of His Kingdom - (Matthew 13:11)

I will show you the mysteries of My kingdom.


Reading Notes

God through the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit and through His word shows us mysteries on a daily basis. In the Bible the term "mysteries of the kingdom" is an idiom which refers to understanding the word of God, which is the Bible. It's a metaphor used to explain what really happens to followers of Christ and those who rebel against God. The most important mystery revealed to us is God's grace. That God loved us so much that He Himself stepped out of eternity and took on humanity to pay for our sins. God did this in order that we, who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, become children of God. And because of that new relationship with God the Holy Spirit illuminates our understanding as we read God's word.

And because of that relationship God reveals spiritual truths to us in His word. Because of our relationship with God restored by our faith in Christ, and because of our knowledge of who Jesus is, we gain a better understanding of God's word. Moreover, through the Holy Spirit our understanding of scripture is deepened. Have you ever tried reading the Bible before you were saved? Have you tried to read the Bible without God? It was difficult, we had a hard time understanding and making sense of what God was saying in His word. This is what happens to those without Christ Jesus our Lord, this is because the Bible, cover to cover is about Jesus. Try as they might, someone without Christ will never truly understand God's word. Where as those who belong to God understand scripture because we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom, understanding and guidance as we study the Bible.

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God in His Providence Uses Paul's Illness to Spread the Gospel

Bible Verse Galatians 4:13-14

You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first. And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Commentary:

When Paul was on his first missionary journey, he developed an illness. Some think he contracted malaria and he had either become ill while passing through Galatia or went to Galatia to recuperate. In either case his original intent was not to stop there and preach the Gospel. However, by the providence of God, he was put in that location and the Gospel was preached in Galatia, and as a result many people came to faith in Christ. What's interesting is whatever illness, Paul had, was not only unpleasant for him to bear, but was unpleasant for others to be around. We know this because Paul says of his illness, "which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God." This shows us that despite his illness, through the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of the Galatians, Paul was enthusiastically accepted.

This is important to note, because it reminds us it's not up to us to determine how, when or where to share the Gospel. Rather, our responsibility is to be open to sharing it regardless of circumstances, our condition, or our feelings. Wherever the Holy Spirit sends us, there we are to go, and share the love of Christ. In addition, this is another example of how the Holy Spirit prepares the hearts of those who are lost to hear and respond to the Gospel message. We can never know how the Holy Spirit can use our words and actions to bring others to faith in Christ. And it's important to remember that in the ancient world of the time, diseases, illness and conditions were seen as a form of divine judgment. So for the Galatians to accept Paul and enjoy his presence also speaks to the power of the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel. And the proof of that is Paul's statement, "but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself."

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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.

 

Blessed Are Those Who Believe in Jesus

James 1:25

But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

We Must Guard Our Tongue

Psalm 39:1

I will guard my ways, lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked are before me

Look for the Things of God

1st John 2:16

For all that is in the world the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world.

For Everything There is a Season

Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven... A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.

Fear God and Keep His Commandments

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all.

Our Secret is in the Lord

Psalm 25:14

The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.

Hearts Filled with the Holy Spirit, Praise God

Ephesians 5:18-19

And do not be drunk with wine; But be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord

God's Love is Displayed in His Commandments

1st John 5:3

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

God Does Not Bring Temptation

James 1:13-14

Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God'; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.

Don't Change What's Passing Away

1st John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Christ is Above All Things

Philippians 4:7-8

But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.

Year of Proverbs
for Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wealth Can Blind Us to Right and Wrong - (Proverbs 28:11)

The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding searches him out.


Reading Notes

This verse talks about the blinding that wealth can cause. While it is true that there are people who are wealthy and faithful to God, these passages are speaking of those who are blinded by wealth. Those who more often than not, become blinded by their desires for more wealth. They develop a self-confidence because of their wealth which blinds them to the things of God. Wealth causes them to focus on the world in order to gain more for themselves. In addition, it can cause people to become consumed with protecting the wealth they do have. And in a larger context, these passages speak to anyone who places their faith in material possessions. Those who live for what they can buy next, those whose eyes are fixed on the next thing they can own. They do so not realizing that living for possessions does not bring happiness.

Instead living for ourselves and possessions only leads us away from our relationship with Christ. Moreover, we can forget that this world and the wealth it contains is quickly passing away. There is nothing wrong with being wealthy; however, we must remember wealth can easily draw us away from God. This is because wealth ties us so strongly to the world. And the accumulation of wealth can easily cause us to focus on ourselves and what we have an not on those around us. Moreover, it can deaden our ability to hear the call of God on our lives. God has called all of us to help those in need and spread the Gospel of Christ. This includes using our time, talents and resources toward God's kingdom and toward others. However, more often than not the pursuit of wealth can cause us to ignore God. It can prevent us from being truly effective for the kingdom of God. Wealth instead can cause us to focus on the world, as it draws our hearts to the accumulation of more wealth for ourselves.

Year of Psalms
for Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Lord Will Defend His People - (Psalm 76:1-3)

In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel. In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion. There He broke the arrows of the bow, the shield and sword of battle. Selah


Reading Notes

This psalm celebrates the mighty strength of God in defending His people who are His children. Many commentators, including those who wrote the Septuagint believe this psalm was written to celebrate when God defeated the Assyrian army under Sennacherib, who was later assassinated in 701 B.C. We remember the story in which God sent an angel to destroy the troops of the Assyrians who surrounded the city of Jerusalem.

Second Kings chapter nineteen tells us, "And it came to pass on a certain night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses-all dead. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went away, returned home, and remained at Nineveh."

God had defeated His enemies and relieved the siege of the city. We have to remember God has our best interest at heart and He looks at us with eternity in mind. This is important because sometimes when we don't get our fleshly desires met we think God is not for us; however God is always for His children. Moreover, God can and will defeat His enemies and we shouldn’t mistake God being long-suffering so that all have a chance to come to faith in Christ, as weakness or that God does not see the actions, motivations and desires of the wicked.

Bible Principle for Today
for Thursday, April 27, 2017

God can do anything, if necessary God will move heaven and earth to show us His will... Are we listening for Him? Are we following the promptings of the Holy Spirit which dwells inside of us as children of God?

Prayer for Today
for Thursday, April 27, 2017

Holy and loving Father, please help me know my place in the Body of Christ so that I can serve faithfully and productively and bring glory to the Lord and his Body. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.