Devotional thought 7-23-2017

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;

Revelation 7:9 NASB

I thank God for this passage of scripture because it reminds me that someone is getting in. In fact, it says a whole lot of people are getting in. A WHOLE LOT. Literally no one can count how many people are getting in. Every time I mess up or the road gets tough I think of this passage and say “He wants me to be in this number. And all I need to do is trust Him to get me in.”

Let’s commit to getting in and being part of the unknown number.

Devotional thought 7-19-2017

“Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord  will not take into account .”

Romans 4:8 NASB

We read scripture but often times don’t follow it completely to understand what is really being said. Today’s verse is a great example. 

If the Lord is not taking your sin into account, then it’s not on you. If there is no sin on you then it means you have accepted Christ. It doesn’t stop there for we know that if the sin you did is not accounted to you it must be covered by His blood. Which means you are truly blessed because you are looking at eternity with Christ. 

So yeah, blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account 

Devotional thought 7-18-2017

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord . Praise the Lord !

Psalms 150:6 NASB

Been battling some type of illness recently. It has been very hard on me especially when it robs me of the ability to breath normally. As I was laying there trying to breath, this verse came to mind. And I was forced to ask myself why don’t we take more of our breaths to praise God? Is talking about nonsense really that important? 

Let’s spend more of our precious breaths on praising Him.

Devotional thought 7-17-2017

A righteous man who walks in his integrity- How blessed are his sons after him.

Proverbs 20:7 NASB

My dad used to tell me that all you have in this life is your word. That when you spoke and gave someone your word that it was something they could take to the bank. Far too often now it seems like people’s word doesn’t mean anything. Which is why the text today makes so much sense. When your parents have integrity and people know them there is an expectation that you will do likewise. 

How much more so if we claim to be children of the Most High. 

Devotional thought 7-16-2017

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”

Galatians 2:21 NASB

Many people mistake the role of the Law. They think that if I keep all these things then I’m good. But if that was the case why did Christ come? Why was He slain from the foundation of the world?

No, the Law has one function; to point us to Christ. It is through Him that we are saved and justified and not of ourselves. 

Devotional thought 7-14-2017

The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.

Galatians 6:6 NASB

This passage is so powerful and relevant for us as believers. Who hasn’t gotten excited when you see someone new in faith sharing the power of the gospel? It’s these types of revelation that keep the gospel fresh and should cause us to be even bolder in sharing the good news. So let the new believer share their testimony and in turn be strengthened in your own faith.

Devotional thought 7-13-2017

To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:3 NASB

We all know “them”. People who run around screaming about God but then do not live their lives in a manner that would make you think they know Him. And there is a reason you are upset by these kinds of people. 

We should all be careful to practice what we preach. The most compelling testimony that we can ever give is the way we live our lives. So let’s live in a manner that is pleasing to God, let’s live to do righteousness and justice.