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Steadfast Love and Mercy!

Scripture reading for October 24th:  Jeremiah 9-12, Hebrews 9

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 9:24, 27-28  “For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. . . “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him.”

Jesus Christ, our great High Priest, entered the actual Holy of Holies in heaven.  He took the ultimate sacrifice, His own blood to atone for our sins.  He is coming back to earth again a second time, not to deal with sin again, but to save completely those who are trusting in Him!  What wisdom God and Christ have revealed to all who will hear!

Jeremiah 9:23-24 “Thus says the Lord:  “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth.  For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for Your mercy to me to personally pay for my sins with Your own blood.  Thank You for revealing Your mercy to me!  Amen.

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All boasting is ‘in the Lord’!

Scripture reading for July 6th:  1st Corinthians 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  1st Corinthians 1:26-31  “Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the strong.  He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and things that are not–to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.  It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.  Therefore, as it is written; “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”” 

God loves to work with those men and women that the world looks at as weak and worthless.  That’s because many of the ‘beautiful’ and ‘successful’ people of the world are so caught up by the world’s system and their own human pride that God can’t use them or get their attention!  The world’s own boast of their wisdom, talent, strength, possessions, and position.  But God’s ‘weak’ people boast in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Jesus alone is their wisdom, righteousness, holiness and redemption!  We owe it all to Him!

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers love Jesus Christ and boast of His goodness and blessing and thank Him for redeeming them.  “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boast boast about this:  that he knows Me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness in the earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.”  (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

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