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for Monday, January 26, 2015

God Promises He Will Keep Us Through All Trials - (Romans 8:35-39)

Nothing in all creation will ever separate you from My love.


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Paul is reminding us when all is said and done. When we come to the end of our time here on earth. We are conquerors, and not only conquerors; but so much more to a God who love us so. In his closing admonition, Paul is covering all possible sources of trials in the life of a Christian, above the normal ups and downs of life. Even through loss of family, friends, loved ones, illness, demonic (principalities) activity meant to hinder our walk with Christ. Including mistreatment by those who have authority (power) over us we are still conquerors. As difficult as it is to see ahead when we go through trials and suffering we must strive to keep the end in mind. We strive to keep our eyes focused on the goal ahead, to complete the race before us.

And run the race well for Jesus’ sake! For we know the end is already determined and unchanging and we are victors. Stated in the simplest terms Jesus wins! And we have security in Christ our Lord the creator and sustainer of all things and in Him we place our trust. We see that Jesus is positioned at the right hand of God the Father. This once again shows us the authority and power of Christ as the second person of the Trinity. And this is where Jesus is today making intercession on our behalf. So knowing this, what are we to say? What are we to do? We are to take refuge in the security of Jesus knowing that even though we may suffer tribulation and loss, nothing can compare to what Jesus has waiting for us when we meet Him face to face.

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Paul's Greeting to the Galatians Part I

Bible Verse Galatians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia.

Commentary:

Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ and this title was a very special title. The apostles were those people directly chosen by Jesus Himself. In addition, they were those who had seen the risen Christ. A true apostle was chosen by Jesus alone and not by men. They served a special role in laying the foundation of the Christian church as well as writing New Testament scripture. We do not have apostles today in the Biblical sense as we see here with Paul and the other twelve disciples. And though some denominations today use the term "apostle," it does not have the same meaning. Rather, it's meant as someone who functions in the role of a pastor / teacher. Someone whose calling is to help others to understand and learn the Bible.

Church history tells us that Paul was chosen directly by the risen Christ Himself on the road to Damascus. Back then Paul was known as Saul the young Pharisee. He was heading to Damascus with letters from the High Priest in Jerusalem. His intention was to persecute Jewish converts to Christianity. And we can read about his conversion in the New Testament book of Acts. As mentioned previously the apostles were taught directly by Jesus Himself. Paul after his conversion went into Saudi Arabia for three years. Tradition says he studied the scriptures and was taught by the risen Lord through the Holy Spirit. Paul will tell us later in verse twelve of this chapter about the Gospel message he preached to the Galatian church. Regarding the Gospel message which he preached Paul says, "I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ."

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Seeking God's Will

Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Trials Build Faith, Faith Builds Hope

Romans 5:3-5

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

We Are Known by Our Character

Matthew 7:18-20

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Proclaim the Gospel with Endurance

Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

We Are All God's Creation

Isaiah 64:8

And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.

Christ is Evident by the Changes in Our Life

Hebrews 13:15

Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Our Wealth is in Christ and the Salvation He Alone Provides

Proverbs 16:7-9

When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

It is More Blessed to Give

Acts 20:35

And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'

We Will See Christ Face to Face

1st Corinthians 13:12-13

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Through the Holy Spirit We Stand in Faith

1st Corinthians 16:13-14

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.

God is With Us

Matthew 1:23

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name 'Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us.'

Year of Proverbs
for Monday, January 26, 2015

A Man's Ways Are Always Before the Lord - (Proverbs 5:21-23)

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He ponders all his paths. His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, And he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.


Reading Notes

God is merciful and kind and we must remember all we do in this life is done before the eyes of the Lord and His holy angels. There is nothing hidden from God not even the motives of our heart. Moreover when we sin God shows His mercy and love for us by withholding immediate judgment, thereby allowing us time to repent and turn back toward Him. Those who fail to do so may receive warnings from the Lord. However if those warnings are ignored the Lord will allow us to be caught up in our sin and face the consequences of our actions.

For those who have accepted Christ we know our sins are forgiven and ultimately we will spend eternity with Jesus. However for a season God will allow us to suffer from our sins if we rebel against Him. If we fail to turn back toward Him and continue sinning God will give us over to our desires because He will not violate our freewill. In addition we should never accuse God of causing sin or trials just because He has allowed the consequences of our actions to affect us. Just as a father disciplines His children, God will allow us to face the consequences of our actions if we continue to turn and run away from Him.

Year of Psalms
for Monday, January 26, 2015

We Rejoice in Our Mighty Shepherd - (Psalm 28:6-9)

Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications. The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. The Lord is their strength, And He is the saving refuge of His anointed. Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.


Reading Notes

Through faith we live our life as if God were right here beside us, we do so because He is here right beside us! God through His Holy Spirit indwells every believer. Though we may forget that, our souls know this and rejoice! Because the Holy Spirit, who is the third person of the Trinity, fully spirit and fully God takes up residence in the hearts of all believers who place their faith in Jesus.

This is because God considers His people, His children through faith in Christ, His most treasured possession. And the Holy Spirit is our guarantee of the salvation that has been bought for us by the blood of Jesus shed at Calvary. Therefore we greatly rejoice in our God and sing His praises. For Jesus is our wonderful Redeemer our mighty Shepherd who watches over all God's children.

Bible Principle for Today
for Monday, January 26, 2015

What's important to God is our relationship with Him, and it's His highest priority. Our relationship with God determines the impact our lives have on those around us and the impact we have on the kingdom of God.

Prayer for Today
for Monday, January 26, 2015

Father, thank you for making me in your image, designed personally by you to do something to bring you glory. At the same time, Father, I don't want to be a snob, thinking too much of myself and my importance. Please help me see those with whom you want me to associate. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.