I love the scripture for this weeks meditation &/or memory verse. It says the same thing 3 times. Don’t you love it when someone says the same thing three times in a row? Why do you think they would do that? I know I do that to my kids because they are not getting it, but need to…it’s super important! Here is what Paul says to us, that we may not be getting, but need to! (I’m going to put it into first person so it is more personal.)
1. I KNOW that I am not justified (or made right) by my works – only by faith in Jesus!
2. I have believed in Jesus that I would be made right by faith in Christ – not works by the way! (Paul is trying to make sure we aren’t confused.)
3. For by my works I will not be made right.
O000000 K, point taken. 🙂 I think we need to make sure we aren’t reading our Bible in a way so it only applies to the people it was originally written to. God wrote every word for our growth, as well. A scripture, written to the church, saying the same thing three different times (EMPHASIS), seems pretty important. We can’t gloss over it and apply it to everyone else. This is for me.
The question that begs to be asked is, how am I living out this mindset in my life? Am I living like I’ve got to earn God’s grace, forgiveness, and salvation? Do I view God as a big guy up in the sky, just waiting for me to mess up, so he can whack me on my proverbial knuckles? What am I doing that brings the glory to me, instead of to Christ?
Point from the sermon yesterday on this topic was this: He loved me. I didn’t love him. The Bible says, He loved me while I was a sinner and he loved me first. Oh, and by the way, nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. Sink into that truth, meditate on it today, rest in it. He loves me; he’s my daddy. I wish I could love him like he deserves to be loved in return, don’t you?
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Love and blessings!
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