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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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Daily Bible Promises
for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

God Promises He Will Strengthen Us - (Philippians 4:13)

You can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives you strength.


Reading Notes

We can do all things in Christ Jesus our Lord! The phrase, "can do all things" used in this verse refers to having strength and endurance or to be strong during trials. To say this phrase another way, "we can endure all things because of Christ who strengthens us." As followers of Jesus and children of God we are to be "in Christ" which means we study His word the Bible and we follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It's the Holy Spirit who helps us to understand scripture, leads us to pray and turns our hearts and minds toward the things of God.

And through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Jesus infuses us with the power and strength we need to overcome trials and tribulations as we walk with the Lord. Jesus gives us the power to endure and overcome until God in His timing sends the needed provisions to see us through. And for this reason we are not like those who have no hope for we have Christ! Therefore we are not like those who place their trust in the things of this world for we have the author of all creation! Our strength comes from Christ Jesus our Lord, who alone sustains our faith.

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Wash Me Lord, Whiter than Snow

Bible Verse Psalm 51:1-4, 7

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. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Commentary:

This passage of scripture is one of the classic Old Testament passages on man's sin and God's forgiveness. It points toward the New Testament fulfillment when Jesus took upon Himself our sin at the cross. David wrote this Psalm shortly after his sin with Bathsheba. David is holding on to God's promises of mercy, loving-kindness and longsuffering for those who truly repent and turn their hearts back toward the Lord.

David is also acknowledging that ultimately all sin at its core is rebellion against God. Only God can ultimately bring forgiveness and salvation. And salvation can only come from one source. That one source is the Second Person of the Trinity, the one whose name is above all names, that is from Christ Jesus our Lord. The image here of being washed whiter than snow reminds us of the New Testament passages found in Mark 9:3, Matthew 28:3 and Revelation 1:14. And the Old Testament passages like Daniel 7:9.

All of which use these terms to describe the divine appearance of Jesus our Lord. Remember the Psalms were meant as praises to the Lord and they were often set to music. This knowledge should bring joy to our hearts and a song to our lips. Knowing that because of Jesus ours sins are removed far from us. Knowing we will one day walk with Jesus and spend eternity in His presence. Why? Because He first loved us and took our sin and gave us salvation in its place.

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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.

 

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.'

Abide in Christ

1st John 2:28

And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

Jesus, God in the Flesh

Romans 1:1-3

Separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

Jesus, God in the Flesh

John 1:14

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.

Jesus, God in the Flesh

John 1:1-2

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God.

Year of Proverbs
for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All Sin Even Lies are Washed Away By The Blood of Christ - (Proverbs 19:5,9)

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape. And he who speaks lies shall perish.


Reading Notes

All sin involves a lie, no matter how small or how large lying is involved because we use it mask our sin. Sometimes we even use our own intellect to help us reason why the wrong committed was "really" ok; but even during these times it's still just a lie. And we have to remember God looks at our heart, not the words out of our mouth. In addition God's words here are true, every liar will be punished, no sin shall escape! The price for sin has to be paid, if it’s not then God is not just.

However the Bible also tells us that God loves us dearly, and to prove His love for us, God stepped out of eternity and took on flesh! Jesus did this for us! So regardless of our sins, no matter how great they are, we are forgiven by His blood shed for us. The Bible tells us His blood was shed for the remissions of sins for those who place their faith in Him. Why? Why did He do this for us? He did this because He loves us that much, that He Himself provided the way for us to be reconciled with God. Therefore it is foolishness and a lie for anyone to believe any works are more effective than the work of God Himself for our salvation.

Year of Psalms
for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

God Will Judge a Nation Who Turns from Him - (Psalm 89:41-45)

All who pass by the way plunder him; He is a reproach to his neighbors. You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice. You have also turned back the edge of his sword, And have not sustained him in the battle. You have made his glory cease, And cast his throne down to the ground. The days of his youth You have shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah


Reading Notes

Ethan the Ezrahite now goes into a section of passages which show us the real effects of rebellion against God. In other words he is showing us the end result. These passages show us what really happens to a nation that has turned its back on God; rebelled against God and His laws. God had brought them low before the other nations. Dear believer these passages are so important and they earnestly require our attention. Any nation who has received God's blessings who then turn their backs on God all suffer the same judgments. And all of them will be brought low before the other nations of the world.

God will use attacks from enemies, natural disasters e.g. drought, famine and catastrophic weather to get a nations attention. And God will do so for a time, and if that nation continues to ignore Him. He will send such a nation into ruin, socially, financially, and He will weaken that nation in order to use lesser nations to judge those who have rebelled against Him. All these things are God's chastisement upon a nation who once claimed Him, but then openly and actively rebelled against Him. This doesn't mean God's promise is now void, but it does mean God will discipline such a nation in order to bring it back into fellowship with Him, in order to prevent such a nation from disappearing forever.

Bible Principle for Today
for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

God knows the begining from the end, He does not expect us to understand His will; but our part is to obey and to follow, even if it isn't our will.

Prayer for Today
for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Father in heaven, thank you for sending Jesus to fulfill the Law and to bless me with your grace. May I never take that grace for granted. Dear Father, empower me to serve you with joy and gladness that come from the burdens of my sinfulness and failure lifted by your grace.