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We know we are not perfect! Though try as we might no one can achieve perfection all or even most of the time, and God knows that! And that's why He gave us the gift of salvation through 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 any man 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 Monday, October 20, 2014

God Promises He Knows Us, Our Feelings and Thoughts - (Psalm 139:1-4)

I know everything about you and am mindful of all your ways.


Reading Notes

These passages written by David speak of God's attributes, namely his omniscience, which is His perfect knowledge. As a father knows His small children God knows us. He knows our attitudes, our thoughts, our likes, our dislikes, in summary God knows our hearts and how we truly feel about Him. David uses the phrase here "you searched me" because David knew there is nothing inside of us that can be hidden from God. God knows His children, through and through.

And that is why God is after our hearts not our actions. When we do religious acts or carry out religious duties we because of our humanity look at the actions, what we did and how we did it. However God looks past that, He looks at our hearts and why we did what we did. Was it done because of love, because of tradition or out of pride to look religious to the outside world? Therefore our faith can only be based on a relationship with God through Christ and not through religious works, because God promises He knows everything about us.

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Stay Vigilant

Bible Verse 1st Peter 5:8-11

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Commentary:

The first epistle of Peter was penned to fellow believers during a time of extreme persecution started by the emperor Nero and spread throughout the Roman Empire. Peter wrote his letter to comfort and guide fellow believers and remind them to stay vigilant against the spiritual attacks of Satan, his demons and the world system. Peter calls us to remember we live in a world energized by Satan and his demons. Their efforts are to stop the spread of the Gospel message and destroy any affects the word of God has on society today. Therefore we have to remember we do not fight against flesh and blood!

Rather we fight against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Satan would love nothing more than for Christians to get caught up fighting and critiquing each other, thereby taking our focus off his attacks. In addition Satan is called the prince of the power of the air and Peter tells us he walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. So we have to realize Satan and his forces will do anything within their power to prevent people from accepting Jesus. And if they can't do that they will do their best to make us ineffective for the kingdom of God and useless at spreading the Gospel message of faith in Jesus alone for salvation.

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We Strive to be a Light to the Lost

Luke 8:16-17

No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.

Avoid Obstacles that Hinder Our Service

2nd Timothy 2:3-5, 7

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

Waiting on the Lord

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

The Strength of the Lord Can See Us Through

Isaiah 40:28-29

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

Only Through Jesus Can We Obtain a Clean Heart

Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

We Are Clean through the Blood of Christ

Psalm 51:7-9

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities.

Only Jesus Can Cleanse Us from Sin

Psalm 51:1-4

Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight-That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.

We Have Joy and a Generous Life Through Christ

Psalm 51:11-13

Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.

Salvation Through Christ Alone, Who is God

Psalm 51:14-17

O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart-These, O God, You will not despise.

Blessed Are Those Who Have Their Faith in Christ

Matthew 5:2-11

Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

We Are the Light of Christ

Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Year of Proverbs
for Monday, October 20, 2014

Obtain Wisdom from God, Honor God with Your Finances - (Proverbs 20:21)

An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning Will not be blessed at the end.


Reading Notes

This passage speaks of first having wisdom from humility and the study of God's word and secondly using that wisdom to govern one's life, especially in the area of one's personal finances. Here the Bible is conveying the message that too much wealth, too soon without wisdom will usually be used foolishly and be lost.

In addition this may even cause long term problems for the person because of the consequences from losing the security brought by the wealth. Also there is some suggestion here that the sudden wealth gained may not be by entirely moral means, thereby taking away God's blessings on the individual who gained it through deception.

Year of Psalms
for Monday, October 20, 2014

The Wicked Praise Evil, Not Knowing God's Judgment Awaits - (Psalm 52:1-3)

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah


Reading Notes

Here the word used for boast does not only mean bragging; but it also carries the meaning of praising and glorifying evil and wicked behavior. These passages speak not only of the behavior of the wicked, but focus on their speech and how they use their language. They use their speech as a weapon, using it to plot the destruction of the righteous in order to bring chaos and heartache to others for their own personal satisfaction and gain.

They use their words to lay a trap for the innocent to fall headlong into thereby pleasing their wicked heart. Many times the wicked believe their words have power and no one can stand against them. However they do so not knowing nothing can stand against the steadfast love of God. They also push from their minds through denial the goodness of God which endures continually which means that ultimately they face destruction by the Lord's judgment.

Bible Principle for Today
for Monday, October 20, 2014

Often times God can't use us when we act out of our own pride, desires and confidence; brokenness is God's requirement for maximum usefulness and effectiveness.

Prayer for Today
for Monday, October 20, 2014

Dear God help me today to share the gifts of your love and happiness with someone who has less chance that I of finding them.