2019-05-13 – James 2:18
Verse of the Day – “James 2:18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
Salvation comes through faith in God. Both in the fact He exists and His words. Do we believe He exists and do we believe what He says? Our works show the answer to both of the above questions. If the asnwer to both questions are YES, then we will do what He says. We will honor Him with our lives and give our all to Him. If they are not both YES, then we will not be totally devoted to Him.
Our works show where our heart is. And the world looks at our works to see if we truly believe as we profess. If not, then they will doubt the reality of the Christian life.
2019-05-14 – Philippians 2:4
Verse of the Day: “Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
This can be a very difficult idea to follow. The world today acts on the idea of “I take care of myself”. And there is nothing wrong with that. However, if we are to be like Christ who gave himself for all people; past, present and future, we must not focus on ourselves and what is necessarily best for us. We must show the world the love of Christ, so they will see His love and accept His grace and follow.
We, as Christians, have everything we need. We are taken care of, both now and for all eternity. It may not seem like it sometimes, but His promise in Mat 6:25-34 says as much. So let us go out and help the lost understand that God loves them and wants them to have the same guarantee. We must show them that God loves them, and we do as well. That their eternal salvation is so important to us, we will do what we can to help them secure it. That is showing true love to them and is exactly what we are called by God to do.
2019-05-17 – Romans 8:38-39
Verse of the Day: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This is an absolutely beautiful passage. Paul is very clear that there is absolutely nothing that can cause God to stop loving us who are members of the Body of Christ, This should give us immense peace. Because of His love, He will always be with us, helping us through all of our trials and troubling times. And you can trust this, because He said I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
You can trust God to bring you through everything you go through. If hard times come, remember He is with you. And He will always be with you. This is His promise to you, and one thing we know for sure, He always keeps His promises.