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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 197

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Romans 3:20, “So it can’t be said that anyone will be made right with God by obeying the Law. Not at all! The Law makes us more aware of our sin.”

🔴Justified

Justification leads to knowledge of sin, and God provided Jesus Christ to justify us through faith in His Son.

The Jews believed the Law (Torah) excluded them from judgment. They held the superior belief that because God chose them to be their people, unquestionably, they were better than the Gentiles.(?!?)

The Apostle Paul pointed out the error of their ways.
 

Everyone falls short. We are all sinners. Romans 3:23

No one is good. Romans 3:10

Paul reminded his audience that the Lord looks down from heaven and wants to see any understanding and trust in God is present. (Psalm 14:2)

So, how do we become good if the Bible declares there isn’t even one?

Faith.

When God moves a willing person, someone who desires to be transformed, from a state of sin to one of grace, they are justified by faith.

Paul’s conversion story is a powerful example of God showing up. (Acts 9:1-22) God used Paul’s gifts and talents to glorify and propel the Good News. Jesus penetrated the layer of pride Paul had to change his perspective. Our Lord can do the same for us. Just like the Jews who knew the Law and created stumbling blocks for the Gentiles, we too can get in the way of the Gospel.

As you read today’s passages, think about your posture before God. Are you a willing participant in this life cooperating with Jesus? Or are you planning your disobedience by making excuses?

 

Let’s Pray Psalm 12 together: Help us, Lord, for no one is faithful, and those who are loyal have vanished. We’ve become liars and speak all types of corruption from our lips. But we know Your ways are higher, and your infinite understanding can realign your people. We need your protection Lord, cover us with your presence, for we groan in need. Be a shield in front of our enemies. Lord, keep us humble and our words flawless as we seek your face. Amen

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Friday, July 16, 2021

1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32, Romans 3:9-31, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 19:13-14

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 191

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 18:24 “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.’

🔴I Am A Friend

According to Google, a friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a more vital form of interpersonal bond than an association and studied in academic fields such as communication, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy.

We learn how to be a friend by becoming one.

Following the example Christ left for us, we can study God’s Word and apply it to our lives. While we will not be perfect, we can develop a heart for God. Jesus tells us in John 15:14, “You are My friends if you do what I command you.” The command is to love Him, ourselves, and our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus no longer calls us servants because He has taught us everything through the divine Word. (John 15:15) He is our connection to God the Father.

Friendship Training

Prayer is a powerful tool, but like any passion we have to practice, exercising our spiritual muscles. We have the power and discernment to learn and follow God’s word. By spending time with God and getting to know Him, we can imitate His divine command to love. Turn to God and become healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy the freedom of knowing God is an essential part of our day. He is our priority. 

Hear His Voice

Learning to listen and give credit to God for knowledge, wisdom, and understanding develops our character. We show ourselves as righteous and lovely when we do things according to God’s ways. Love must be sincere. In that sincerity, we honor God and cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9)

Prayer: Father in Heaven, we thank you for being an ever-present help in our lives. We worship and give praise to your Holy Name. As we learn to walk closer in your command, teach us to do small things with great love. Help us acknowledge fear, arrogance, and pride when we are in conversation to recognize what relationships those temporary emotions destroy. Let our behavior glorify you and show us as living expressions of Your Son Jesus. Amen.

 

This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, July 10, 2021

1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24

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