Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday May 9, 2011

I thought I would take a second here in this blog post and encourage you in your Bible reading plan.

Some of us may have let slip recently our steadfastness in our daily reading. Family, work, school, friends, etc. etc. etc. Everything takes up time and takes time from our time in God's Word.

Let's remember Jesus' words in John 17:17:

"Sanctify them in truth, Your Word is truth."

God's plan for us is to no longer be conformed to the patter of this world, which hates God and his people and is only focused on pleasure and selfishness. On a daily basis we are at war with our sinful natures. We are either making decisions based upon our fleshly life or our spiritual life; the two never work together.

Perhaps you've stopped your plan to read through the whole Bible in one year as our whole church is doing. Perhaps other things have taken up that time slot that you set aside at the first of the year. Perhaps life happened.

Perhaps today is the day to repent of the sin of ignoring God's message to you, that He has written clearly in His Word, and begin afresh to read and study the life alterning, holiness imparting truths of the Bible.

Let us confess today our inability to be holy on our own and surrender to the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. For, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

And may the God of our Lord Jesus Christ be honored in our pursuit of Him.

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