“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin” (Romans 6:6). “That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts” (Ephesians 4:22).
Message summary: Today our challenge to each reader; young and old, man or woman is: “Don’t let the old man in!”
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“But let a man examine himself” (1 Corinthians 11:28a). “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).
Message summary: A farmer regularly examines the perimeter of his property. We need to practice spiritual self-examination around the perimeter of our lives so that we can correct ourselves on a regular basis to make certain we bring glory to God by the manner in which we live our lives.
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“When he (King Darius) had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, ‘Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions?’” (Daniel 6:20). “As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good” (2 Thessalonians 3:13).
By the grace of God with a resolute heart let us be faithful to His cause even when we’re in the minority or if there are those seeking to cancel us. After all it’s been that way throughout the generations, so why do we expect it to be different for us today? Hasn’t every generation tried to cancel Jesus including our own generation! But Jesus can’t and won’t be canceled as He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. In agreement with the Psalmist I pray in earnest, “Oh that my ways may be established to keep Your statutes!” (119:5). Won’t you join us?
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“When they had all had enough to eat, He said to His disciples, ‘Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.’ So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten” (John 6:12,13).
Resourcefulness is one more way we can live in obedience to God. Let us be careful to look for opportunities to be more resourceful and prove to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Remember, God can use the leftover fragments!
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“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place; but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy” (2 Chronicles 36:15,16).
The Bible and history abundantly teach that one day grace capital will be spent and judgment will come. Notice the phrase in our daily text, “until there was no remedy.” This is especially applicable to nations. Even as there is often a time lapse between the promise and the blessing, there is also a time lapse between the disobedient nation and judgment that follows.
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Our ancient foe, the devil, is a perpetual opportunist but we have a command from Scripture which should be memorized and practiced by all who follow Christ, “Give no opportunity to the devil” (Ephesians 4:27).
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“It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, ‘a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud'” (2 Peter 2:22).
Are you a faithful follower and seeking to live by His commands? Always be aware of the peril of returning to the wallow!
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“The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1).
Remember, all the earth and universe is indeed ultimately deeded to God Almighty!
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As a follower of Christ, claiming His promises, when trials come we can say: “I belong to Christ and have His promises, which means things around me may be freaking out but I’m not.”
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The Spirit bearing fruit in our lives is a direct result of the application of the truths that we study, so let us resolve that we will keep learning and applying!
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