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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 Wednesday, April 01, 2015

God Promises He Will Give Us a Crown of Righteousness - (2nd Timothy 4:8)

There is a crown of righteousness waiting for everyone who loves My Son.


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Every follower of Christ long's for day when we will see Jesus face to face. When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior we were redeemed from sin and made children of God and the righteousness of Christ is given to us. The righteousness of Jesus is imputed or given freely to us because of our faith in Him. Our sins have been paid for by Jesus and His righteousness is credited to us by faith in Him. This is why we cannot be saved by our own works, why our good deeds cannot erase our sin and give us a relationship with God.

Only the blood of Jesus, shed for us can remove our sins and only when we place our faith in Him and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. After which His righteousness is credit to us in place of our sin. His imputed righteousness is our justification through faith and His work at the Cross of Calvary. In addition God gave us practical righteousness by sending us His Holy Spirit who indwells all believers. It's through the Holy Spirit and His guidance that we work out our sanctification in Christ Jesus our Lord. The goal of which is to win the race of faith set before us for Christ’s sake.

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We Rely on the Holy Spirit

Bible Verse 1st Corinthians 2:1-2

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Commentary:

The focus of Paul's teaching and the focus of Paul's life was Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Paul poured out his heart to this church as he expounded on the whole counsel of God to the Corinthians. Paul taught the Corinthian church the word of God, in an environment known for its bad behavior. During this time if someone were to behave in a promiscuous manner, or have drunken celebrations the people would say they were corinthianizing. The behavior of the people of this city had become so immoral and so debased that the city's name had become synonymous with such behavior.

Yet through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit Paul brought these people to faith in Christ. And as Paul states here, he did not rely on his looks because he was not a handsome or tall man. He did not rely on his speech because it was actually said of Paul that he was not a great speaker. He relied on the Holy Spirit and the power of Jesus Christ and His crucifixion which reconciled sinful man to a Holy God. Thereby giving us this example of how we through the power of the Holy Spirit we are to spread the Good News of Jesus and the price He paid for us that we may be redeemed back to a Holy God.

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The Lord is Mercy and Truth

Psalm 25:9-11

Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way. The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. For Your name's sake, O Lord, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

We Are All Precious to the Lord

Psalm 36:7

How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.

The Lord is Merciful and Faithful

Psalm 36:5-9

Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O Lord, You preserve man and beast. How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

Fear of the Lord and Humility Brings Wisdom

Proverbs 3:7, 1:7, 10:27

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. The fear of the Lord prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

As We Grow in Christ, Trials Will Come Our Way

1st Peter 4:12-14

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

Our Lord Weighs the Heart

Proverbs 21:2-3

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice [or good works].

The Lord is Good, His Mercy Endures Forever

Psalm 118:1, 4-8

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good For His mercy endures forever. Let those who fear the Lord now say, "His mercy endures forever." I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me... It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.

We Can Glorify God by How We Handle Hardships

James 5:11

We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.

God Chose Us as Heirs with Christ

Romans 8:29

For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

When Jesus Appears We'll All Change

1st John 3:2-3

Dear friends, we are already God's children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.

There Is Wisdom in Christ

Psalm 90:12, 14-17

So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Year of Proverbs
for Wednesday, April 01, 2015

God Establishes Kingdoms, Therefore Rulers are to Follow God - (Proverbs 20:8)

A king who sits on the throne of judgment Scatters all evil with his eyes.


Reading Notes

In this verse and several of the next verses God speaks about judgment and knowing right from wrong. In this passage the Lord speaks about the role of the king and those in authority. We know that God establishes kings and kingdoms; therefore kings are to follow the Lord and rule in righteousness by placing their faith in God and following His guidance. This verses tells us through the correct judging of right and wrong (good versus evil), the king will scatter evil and part of the king's duties given to him by God is to remove evil from his kingdom.

Dealing with and stopping evil is part of the responsibility and duties of kings as established by God. The same applies to leaders as well! They are to lead with honesty, integrity and as a godly example before the people in their charge and before those who rule over them. Leaders are not to use personal bias, friendships or dishonesty in order to achieve personal gain or promote undue favors for others. We must therefore remember God is in control and those who are placed in positions of leadership have their actions observed by the Lord who judges all people.

Year of Psalms
for Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We Trust in the Lord for We Are His - (Psalm 48:11-14)

Let Mount Zion rejoice, Let the daughters of Judah be glad, Because of Your judgments. Walk about Zion, And go all around her. Count her towers; Mark well her bulwarks; Consider her palaces; That you may tell it to the generation following. For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.


Reading Notes

Here in these passages the daughters of Judah refer to the cities and villages of the nation. And since God met with the people within the Temple this was God's city. Therefore the psalmist is praising the Lord and telling the next generation of God's wonders and blessings on the city.

Their defense wasn't just in the physical structures of the city; but also in the fact that the living God of creation owned this city and He alone shall defend it. This is an exhortation of the psalmist to the people and the next generation to continue to honor, worship and follow the Lord. God will lead and direct His people until forever, this promise is also extended to us because of our faith in Christ, who leads and guids us through trials and tribulations.

Bible Principle for Today
for Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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 Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Almighty God, empower us your children, Jesus' followers, your Church with the Holy Spirit. Convict and motivate us to be witnesses to the things Jesus did while on earth and what he is doing now in our own lives. Do what you want to do through us and to your glory. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.