Tag: Proverbs 26:12

Rooted in Christ

Scripture reading for September 9th:  Colossians 2, Psalm 30, Proverbs 26

Key Scriptures:  Colossians 2:6-10  ‘Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.  For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”  

The true Gospel message teaches Jesus Christ as Lord of all and as having the fullness of God in human flesh.  There are lots of other philosophies and human traditions that teach something different.  Paul warned the Colossians not to be taken in by anything that did not exalt Jesus Christ as coming as God in human flesh and Lord of all heaven and earth.  We must go deeper in knowing Christ Jesus and overflow with thanksgiving that we have a God who understands human weakness.

Faith Confession:  I am thankful that Jesus Christ our Lord came as a human man and showed me the fullness of God.  I desire to be deeply rooted in Christ and built up in my faith concerning His wisdom, divine power, holiness, righteousness, and preeminence over all authority.

Proverbs 26:12  “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

 

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The diligent few!

Scripture reading for March 20: Luke 13, Psalm 57, Proverbs 26

Key Scriptures:  Luke 13:22-25 “He went on His way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem.  And someone said to Him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?”  And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door.  For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.  When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then He will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.'”

Jesus Christ is the ‘narrow door’ to salvation.  As He journeyed to Jerusalem for the last time in His earthly ministry, He answered a question from one of the Jews listening to Him.  They asked about how many would be saved.  Jesus told them that they must strive to go through the narrow door because many would try to get in after the door was shut and would not be able.  Just hearing Jesus speak or even eating with Him would not give them salvation, faith must be acted on.

Faith Confession:  Jesus, I believe that You are the ‘narrow door’ that I have entered for my salvation.  I daily surrender my life to You, opening the door of my heart to You to have Your way in my life.

Proverbs 26:12 “Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

 

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