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Daily Bible Promises
for Friday, August 28, 2015

God Promises He Will Accept What We Do Out of Love for Him - (Psalm 51:17)

I will not reject the sacrifice of a broken spirit and a contrite heart.


Reading Notes

The Old Testament sacrifices were a necessary symbol. They were a picture of Jesus the Messiah to come and His sacrifice for us on the Cross of Calvary. The daily sacrifices showed the people that sin equaled death and that the shedding of blood was necessary for the remission of sin. In addition, it also taught the people that humility and a contrite heart were necessary to approach God. Therefore, we too should understand that God looks at our heart and our relationship with Him and not the works we perform. And these verses are telling us God is looking for a heart in love with Him. A heart that is broken over sin and in repentance. God is looking for the individual who loves the Lord and hates their own sin. In other words, God is looking for someone after His own heart.

That's why Paul in the twelfth chapter of his letter to the Roman church tells us that we ourselves are a "living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God." As we study the Bible it is important for us to remember the animal sacrifices were not what God needed from the people. Rather the animal sacrifices were meant to remind the people daily of our need for a savior. Someone who could once and for all times remove the sins of the people. In addition, they served as a daily reminder that all sin no matter how small meant death. Through this process the people could understand that a broken spirit and a contrite heart toward God were needed as part of their relationship with Him. This helped them to understand their trust lay in God's promise of the Messiah who would come, whom we know today is Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Let No One Deceive You, We Follow Jesus

Bible Verse Ephesians 5:6-10

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

Commentary:

Before our salvation, we were slaves to sin and lived in darkness. Jesus rescued us from that darkness and brought us into the light of God's kingdom. So we as followers of Christ, can never forget the darkness hates the light. And therefore it hates us because we follow Jesus. We came out of the darkness and declared Jesus our Lord and Master and because of that the darkness will do anything it can to deceive us and get us to stray away from Jesus. We have to remember those who are perishing have a supernatural hatred for God and the things of God.

In addition, they do not have the wisdom of God. Instead, they have the empty desires of perishing flesh. Therefore, we are not to be associated and partake in activities which are in direct rebellion against God's Law and His word. We are not to return to our former lives and live like those who hate God, hate His word and hate Jesus our Lord and have contempt for the Holy Spirit. In other words, we do not help them in their rebellion instead we shine the light of the Gospel into the darkness to find those whom God has called. And we walk in the light redeeming the time for the day is short and this world is passing away and our search for those who are lost is of the utmost importance.

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Seek the Lord's Guidance

Psalm 32:8, 10

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.

God's Way, Not Our Way

Isaiah 55:8-9

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Jesus the Lamb of God

John 1:29

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

Let the Lord Direct Your Path

Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.

Hide God's Word in Your Heart

Psalm 119:10-11

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

Hide God's Word in Your Heart

Psalm 119:10-11

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

Delight in Wisdom from the Lord

Psalm 119:33-35

Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I shall keep it to the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.

Our Heart Rejoices in God's Word

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.

We Have Strength Through His Spirit

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to him be glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus unto all generations of the age of ages. Amen

The Fullness of Christ

Ephesians 3:17-19

That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Prosper in God's Will

Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Year of Proverbs
for Friday, August 28, 2015

God Cares for the Fool, Knowing He Can Become a Child of God - (Proverbs 26:10)

The great God who formed everything gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages.


Reading Notes

The Hebrew language used in this passage is obscure. And this can initially cause us problems with translation and interpretation. Therefore, it's important this verse is taken into context with the surrounding verses and chapter. And by doing so, we see that this verse indicates that even though the fool does everything within his power to harm himself and rebel against God. The Lord is still gracious and supplies the day to day needs of the fool. God does not want the fool to perish without the opportunity to hear the Gospel and accept Christ. God does not want the fool to perish without having the opportunity to have a relationship with God through faith.

God does this because of His love for all of mankind! And the same argument can be said of sinners. All of us are sinners, and all of us were dead in our trespasses and sins. Yet while we were in such a state, Jesus died for us. He did so knowing we would come to faith in Him. God supplies our needs because He loves us and gives us every opportunity to come to faith in Christ and so it is with the fool. God too supplies he needs to know the fool too can become a child of God through faith. Therefore, because God does not want people to perish in their sins, He supplies the day to day needs of all. God does so knowing that some will answer His call of faith and receive salvation in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord.

Year of Psalms
for Friday, August 28, 2015

God Has Made Himself Known to All Mankind - (Psalm 103:7)

He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.


Reading Notes

God has made known to mankind His acts or deeds over all the earth. This includes His act of creation, His interventions directly into the lives of men and His grace poured out on us through Jesus Christ our Lord who is the creator of all creation. God has made Himself known to all of creation, mankind included and therefore we are without excuse if we do not seek the Lord. Every person who has ever lived need only look at creation and know there is a creator. This in turn should cause them to seek God with all their heart, all their soul and all their mind. And if they do God will make Himself known and He will make Jesus known to them as well. Moreover God has given us Himself! Jesus stepped out of eternity and took on flesh that through His sacrifice for us we may become reconciled with God. In addition through Israel and the Jewish people God has given us His word. The Bible is the word of God and His revelation to us regarding His plan of redemption for all mankind. And in a larger sense that is what these verses are speaking toward.

However specifically God made His Law known to Moses directly. The Lord directly gave Moses not only the Ten Commandments, but all of His law along with the instructions for the Tabernacle. In addition God made His ways known to Moses and the Israelites through the Exodus experience and wilderness wonderings as the Lord defeated the strongest nation in the known world of the time. And God miraculously cared for millions of people during their forty years in the wilderness before entering the Promised Land; so much so that even their clothing did not wear out. The Law that God revealed to Moses is still in use throughout the world today and it's become the foundation on which the laws of many countries have been built in our world. Most importantly we as God's creation have to understand God is our sovereign creator! He is Lord and He has made Himself, His laws and His precepts known to all of mankind and therefore we are all without excuse before God.

Bible Principle for Today
for Friday, August 28, 2015

God is in control, He is not lacking and when we follow Him, He will guide us through His Holy Spirit and His Word, so we must never forget God is responsible for our needs when we obey Him.

Prayer for Today
for Friday, August 28, 2015

Abba Father, thank you so much for loving me, saving me, and inviting me into your family. Thank you for the Holy Spirit, who is helping me right now as I share my thoughts, words, and emotions with you. Thank you, dear Father, for giving me the power to be what you want me to be.