Thursday, September 20, 2018

Temptation itself is not sin; it is something we are bound to face simply by virtue of being human.

Not to be tempted would mean that we were already so shameful that we would be beneath contempt.

A person’s inner nature, what he possesses in the inner, spiritual part of his being, determines what he is tempted by on the outside. The temptation fits the true nature of the person being tempted and reveals the possibilities of his nature. Every person actually determines or sets the level of his own temptation, because temptation will come to him in accordance with the level of his controlling, inner nature.

God does not save us from temptations— He sustains us in the midst of them

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

We see like children, and when we try to be wise we see nothing (see Matthew 11:25)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What do we need the Lord for if we already know what will happen?

We are in the best position to grow closer to God when we are experiencing the perceived worst of circumstances.

Sometimes he just needs to get our attention so he is able to bless us beyond our greatest expectations.

Just listen. Be still. And if the message doesn’t come through today, he may be saying, “Not yet. There is more I want to show you.

Monday, September 10, 2018

We can never fight against sin— Jesus Christ conquered that in His redemption of us.

The conflict is waged over turning our natural life into a spiritual life. This is never done easily, nor does God intend that it be so. It is accomplished only through a series of moral choices.

God does not make us holy in the sense that He makes our character holy. He makes us holy in the sense that He has made us innocent before Him. And then we have to turn that innocence into holy character through the moral choices we make.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

In our changing world, we can always depend on our unchanging God.

Faithful Father, thank You for Your love that never changes! Help me to love You by serving You faithfully today.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lord, thank You for teaching me not to discriminate among people. Help me to see people through Your eyes so that I may honor You.

He is Father, sending His Son to redeem us, then sending His Spirit to remain with us. And yet they are connected together in a unified whole from eternity past to eternity future.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The human race has invested massive amounts of time and money, with some astronauts even sacrificing their lives, to study the immensity of the universe. Yet the evidence of God’s majesty stretches far beyond what we can measure.

The Maker of the heavens and the earth reigns above all, yet He remains near all His beloved children, caring for each intimately and personally. (Psalm 8:4)

Our Creator invites us to seek Him with passion and persistence. He hears every prayer and song of praise flowing from our lips.