God . . . is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord. -1 Corinthians 1:9 (TLB) The question remains, “How can God be just,mdash;that is, true to Himself in nature and true to Himself in holiness,mdash;and yet justify the sinner ” Because each man had to bear his own sins, all mankind was excluded from helping, since each was contaminated with the same disease. The only solution was for an innocent party to volunteer to die physically and spiritually as a substitution before God. This innocent party would have to take man’s judgment, penalty, and death. But where was such an individual Certainly, there was none on earth. There was only one possibility. God’s own Son was the only personality in the universe who had the capacity to bear in His own body the sins of the world. Only God’s Son was infinite and thus able to die for all.
As I made calls today to some members and homebound members of our Church I was reminded of the beauty of this world that frequently stays hidden in our every day interactions with people. Everyone has a story to tell if we would just take some time out of our busy lives to slow down and listen. And we shouldn’t forget either how important a sincere kind word or statement is to someone. Take time to tell your friends and family that you love them and appreciate them. That person can have so many life experiences locked up within their minds and souls. Think of them like a Morning Glory flower for example that hasn’t opened yet and will as soon as it starts to receive the early morning dew and dawn! It then will blossom into a beautiful flower full of beauty to share to everyone who takes the time to partake of it. It will eventually close and hold in its beauty once again only to share it once again the next morning! You can be the comforting dew and dawn in someone’s life if you only will take the time and effort!
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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear -Psalm 27:1 Today many people are living in the bondage of fear. In a recent study a psychiatrist said that the greatest problem facing his patients was fear. Fear of going insane, committing suicide, being alone, or fear of heart disease, cancer, disaster, or death. We are becoming a nation of fearful people. Down through the centuries in times of trouble, temptation, trial, bereavement, and crisis, God has brought courage to the hearts of those who love Him. The Bible is crowded with assurances of God’s help and comfort in every kind of trouble which might cause fears to arise in the human heart. Today the Christian can come to the Scriptures with full assurance that God is going to deliver the person who puts his trust and confidence in God. Christians can look into the future with promise, hope, and joy, and without fear, discouragement, or despondency. Billy Graham
“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.” – C. S. Lewis
Let us wake out of sleep, let us be alert, let us be alive to the great necessities that really concern us.Let us put off the garments of the night and the indulgences of the night, the loose robes of pleasure and the flowing garments of repose. The festal pleasures of the hours of darkness are not for the children of the day. Let us cast off the works of darkness.Let us arm ourselves for the day. As we put on our clothes let us put on our weapons, for we are stepping out into a land of enemies and a world of dangers. Let us put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness and the shield of faith. Let us stand armed and vigilant as the dangers of the last days gather around us.Let us put on the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our robe of day-not our own works or righteousness, but the person and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave us His very life and becomes to us our All-Sufficiency. http://www.cmalliance.org/devotions/simpson?mmdd=1025 #Bible http://j.mp/R0aQ21
Wait on the Lord, be of good courage . . . -Psalm 27:14 Discouragement is nothing new. Many of the great Bible characters became discouraged. Moses in the Sinai desert; Elijah when he heard Jezebel was searching for him to take his life; and David when his son Absalom rebelled against him. It is as old as the history of man. There is often a cause for discouragement. It comes many times when we don’t get our way, when things don’t work out the way we want them to. Discouragement is the opposite of faith. It is Satan’s device to thwart the work of God in your life. Discouragement blinds our eyes to the mercy of God and makes us perceive only the unfavorable circumstances. I have never met anyone who spent time in daily prayer, and in the study of the Word of God, and was strong in faith, who was ever discouraged for very long. Billy Graham