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Everyone of us has sinned and broken God's laws. Everyone has fallen short of God's perfect standard. All people at one point or another have done something or thought something they're not proud of, something that they would not like anyone else to know about, let alone God. Moreover, God looks not only at our deeds, but also the desires and motives behind all the things we do. The Bible says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." And that's what Salvation is all about. All of humanity was born with a sin-nature, and we are separated from God because of our sin. In addition, there are no works we can perform, which can earn our way into Heaven. What we consider "good deeds" are god's standard for our normal everyday behavior. If that were not hard enough, we have to remember, no good deeds, no matter how big the sacrifice, erase or remove past sin. There are no scales in Heaven, God is not going to compare our sins against our good deeds, to see which is greater.

That would be like committing a crime, then telling the judge we are not guilty because we did a good deed afterwards. We must remember all sin no matter how small in thought or deed is punishable by Hell. But the good news is God wants to have a relationship with you and me. God's desire is that all people would spend eternity with Him in Heaven. Therefore, God's salvation is a free gift given by His grace, through faith alone in Jesus alone. God gave us a way to receive forgiveness of all of our sins past, present and future! And that is His free gift of grace. We know that we are not perfect. Though try as we might, no one can achieve perfection. We cannot behave perfectly all, or even most of the time, and God knows that! And that's why He gave us the gift of salvation which is 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 anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
 

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Daily Bible Promises
for Tuesday, December 06, 2016

God Promises He Is Our Light and Salvation - (Psalm 27:1-2)

I am your light and your salvation, the strength of your life.


Reading Notes

David wrote this psalm as a reflection on the goodness of God, by contrasting the good in life with the bad, David shows us the love of God. David speaks of how his enemies came to take his life and destroy his kingdom. The attacks came both from within and from without as his own son tried to overthrow his kingdom. However, despite all of this, God was his light and his salvation. David is contrasting the light of salvation verses the darkness of condemnation. A condemnation which can only come from a life spent apart from God. Jesus who is the true heir of David and King of Israel is the ultimate fulfillment of God's mercy and grace. As followers of Jesus, we have salvation and eternal life in His name. Jesus is our saving light, He is the author of our salvation and guarantee of a future eternity spent with God. Moreover, when we place our faith in Christ, we move from the world of darkness to the kingdom of light.

When we place our faith in Jesus we move from being enemies of God, to being children of God. The Bible tells us "Satan prowls around like a hungry lion looking for those he can devour." But because we are children of the Light we are secure in Christ and nothing can take us from the hands of Jesus. Though Satan may approach and attack, he cannot win because of what Jesus did for us. Because of Jesus sacrifice for us on the Cross of Calvary, Satan will ultimately stumble and fall. Satan understands that he has already faced thorough defeat. He is awaiting his eternal punishment and destruction because Jesus has already won the victory. Satan knows this, therefore, his only goal is to take as many souls with him to Hell as possible. This means for our safety and our security, we place our faith in Jesus who is our fortress, why? Because there is no other name, by which mankind can be saved!

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We Stand in Christ or Fall in Our Own Power

Bible Verse 1st Corinthians 10:11-12

Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

Commentary:

Dear believer, please read these verses again and again. Read until you grasp the love God has for you! In times past as Israel trusted in God, they succeeded. But when they turned away from God, they were defeated. God recorded and preserved this event for our admonition, for our spiritual and moral growth! God preserves His word because it is His revelation to us. We are that generation upon whom the ends of the ages have come. We know this because Israel is once again a nation. God promised in His word that Israel in the last days would rejoin the family of nations and by that sign we would know where we are in God’s timetable. The writers of the Bible, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit recorded these events. They also recorded God's revelation as given to them by the Holy Spirit.

They did so for our admonition, and they did so in order to reveal to us God's plan of redemption. The Bible, because it's God's word, leads to life. Why? Because it leads us directly to Christ. God loves us so much He sent His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus our Lord to live and die for us! That through our faith in Him we would be reconciled back to God the Father. And God loves us so much He preserved His word that we may learn from those who came before us. God supernaturally and divinely inspired the writers of the Bible through the Holy Spirit. He did so, in order that we would learn and take to heart that one godly principle, which is through Jesus we have salvation. Moreover, by Jesus, we stand and cannot be defeated. Knowing without Jesus, we fall and we are overcome by the world. So take heart all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us!

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God's Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-14

You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? ...You are the light of the world—like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see.

Do Not Fight Against the Lord

Matthew 12:30-31

He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

Continue Earnestly in Prayer

Colossians 4:2-4

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

Walk in Wisdom, Speak with Grace

Colossians 4:5-6

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Our God is an Awesome God

1st Corinthians 1:25

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Don't Be Deceived

1st Timothy 4:1

Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from what we believe; they will follow lying spirits and teachings that come from demons.

We Are Slaves of Christ

Romans 6:16

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

Confess Christ, Choose Life

Matthew 10:32-33

Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

Choose Life, Choose Christ

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.

The Lord is Good to All

Psalm 107:8

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Deny the World, Follow Jesus

Mark 8:34

When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Year of Proverbs
for Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Wicked Men Cannot Lead a People Before God - (Proverbs 28:4-5)

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all.


Reading Notes

The Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And by "fear" the Bible means to have a deep down love, awe and respect for God, His word and His laws. And true justice comes from God and He has given it to us in His Laws and His precepts which are perfect and true. And for those who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God has written His laws on our hearts. He has done so by the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. And because the wicked do not have a relationship with God, they cannot understand justice! Just as they are unable to understand God or His word, they cannot understand justice because their hearts are dead in their trespasses and sins. And because they have abandoned God, they have lost all sense of right and wrong and instead give into their own desires for sin. And because their hearts are wicked, evil people can only recognize those who behave as they do.

This is why when the wicked come into power, they pervert the laws of the land and let evil flourish in the name of tolerance. They do so because evil men are committed to opposing God's will and do not want a just society. Those who are wicked and in rebellion against God do not want what is righteous before the Lord. Instead, they want a society that is modeled after man and his sin nature. They want a society that caters to the desires of the flesh and exalts man over God. Their actions are contrary to the heart of a person who has a relationship with God. Those who are in a covenant relationship with God through faith in Christ, understand that God's laws are necessary for a healthy functioning society. Because of our relationship with God, which was restored through our faith in Christ, we have the wisdom and laws of God written on our hearts. Therefore, we understand the destruction which awaits the wicked. We understand the eternal consequences they bring upon themselves because of their foolish actions. That is why God has changed our hearts, to contend with evil and bring the Gospel to those who are lost and perishing.

Year of Psalms
for Tuesday, December 06, 2016

God's Promises to David and Israel are Forever - (Psalm 89:35-37)

"Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me; It shall be established forever like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky." Selah


Reading Notes

God in these passages puts His promise in human terms we can understand. His promises to David and David's heir are forever. Like the sun, the moon and the sky, which will always be, so too God's promises will always be there forever! Just as the sun, moon and the skies are forever, so too is God's promise to David and His seed. Also notice the word for seed is singular, not plural. This is because ultimately this promise is pointing to the Messiah, Jesus Christ our Lord and His eternal reign. Moreover, this promise involves a kingdom here on earth, which is another reason God is referencing the sun, moon and sky; things which are evident from earth.

The Bible tells us Jesus will return at the end of the church age or when the time of the Gentiles is complete. Also notice a very important point mentioned here by the Lord. God considers His breaking of the Davidic covenant the same as lying, and God cannot lie. This shows us how important it is for us to understand that God does not break His promises. This also means God is not done with Israel, nor has God replaced Israel with the church. Instead, we are in an age called the, "time of the Gentiles." And when this time is done, God will once again work with the nation of Israel. To claim God has replaced Israel with the church or God is done with Israel is to ignore several passages within the Bible, which specifically tell us God is not done with the nation of Israel.

Bible Principle for Today
for Tuesday, December 06, 2016

God can do anything, if necessary God will move heaven and earth to show us His will... Are we listening for Him? Are we following the promptings of the Holy Spirit which dwells inside of us as children of God?

Prayer for Today
for Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Dear Father and LORD of heaven and earth, please help me see my opportunities to serve in your Kingdom. Please grow my effectiveness in your service so that I can bring you glory and be a blessing to the Body of Christ. In Jesus' name. Amen.