From: November 10, 2019
Scripture for today: Ezekiel 21:1-22:31; Hebrews 10:1-17; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 27:12
From: November 10, 2018
From: November 10, 2017
From: November 10, 2016
To those who have received the free gift of salvation that comes through faith in Christ, the Holy Spirit bears inner witness that God has not only forgiven their sins, but has decided to remember them “no more.” Do you struggle with the memory of past sins and failures? If you have given your life to Christ, then all your sins are forgiven and forgotten. Therefore, it is not the Spirit that keeps bringing them to your mind, but your own flesh giving in to Satan’s accusations. As you grow in the Lord, you will learn the difference between the Spirit’s conviction and Satan’s accusation. The first is meant to give you life and freedom from condemnation, the second is meant to kill and enslave. Give your life to Christ and yield to the Spirit’s witness who says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:1).
From: November 10, 2015
Not only did God send Christ to die for our sins and sanctify us, but He also sent the Holy Spirit to bear “witness” to us, so that the His righteous laws might be written on our hearts and minds. It is by believing in Christ Jesus that we are saved. And it is by the Holy Spirit that we are assured of our salvation. For the Spirit is the inner witness that gives us the awareness of our adoption as children of God, so that we call Him “Abba, Father” (Rom.8:15-16). It is through His inner witness that our hearts and minds are continually sanctified, so that we love God as Father and desire to do His will.
From: November 10, 2014
This psalm of David reveals his secret strategy for success in battle, namely, “God’s help.” We often attempt “mighty things” with human strategies and plans, only to be defeated. We ask God’s help, but don’t submit to God’s way. When we face our Goliaths, we often fail because we face him wearing Saul’s armor, rather than the Shepherd’s garb.
From: November 10, 2013
After listing the instances of injustice and evil in Israel (among them the mistreatment of the orphan, widow and sojourner), the Lord comes to this conclusion: He could find no man to stand in the breach. The physical walls of Jerusalem were still standing, but the spiritual walls were already breached. It would only be a matter of time before the former fell too. I wonder, will the Lord find a man to stand in the breach for our time?
From: November 10, 2012
God is still looking for men who will “stand in the gap” for their families, communities and nation. Who will it be?
From: November 10, 2011
Those who accept Christ’s sacrifice for their sins are justified before God. All of their sins, past, present and future are atoned for. They are free from condemnation. This is our assurance of salvation. We are saved by grace and kept by grace. We are made saints of God.