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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 196

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Romans 3:4, ‘Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.” ‘

🔴Faithful & Just

We often use the call and response, ‘God is good, all the time. And all the time God is good.’ as a unifying reminder. We worship a just God. He is faithful, and we need not wonder if what He says is true.

In Romans 3, the Apostle Paul continues to mediate between the Jews and the Gentiles. Their arguments are similar to ours. We want to maintain a level of superiority, not humility. Paul admonishes both Jews and Gentiles and tells us we all fall short of the glory of God.

While we argue over trivial things about who is right or wrong, God remains faithful. He is the only one we sin against and do evil in His sight (Psalm 51:4). The way we overcome evil and stop the thoughts Satan plants is through confessing our sins.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Humility

Asking God to forgive our sins and help us live righteous lives means we have work to do. It’s easier to go into our prayer closets or kneel quietly at the altar but seek forgiveness and admit our errors before people?! That is how the Holy Spirit matures and develops our spiritual strength.

As you read today’s passages, think about the criteria you impose on those seeking to worship the Lord with you. Do they need to wear certain clothes or sit in specific places? We deviate from loving our neighbor when we decide to judge by our unjust scales.

 

Prayer:  Lord, help us to be peacemakers and follow your ways. We do not want to assist the enemy in dividing your kingdom. Show us our errors. Be a guard over our mouths that we may speak and do your will. Keep our hearts pure, so bitterness does not have a chance to fester. Lord, we want to shine your light by sharing our conversion story with the world. May we do our part to glorify your great name. Amen

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Thursday, July 15, 2021

1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12

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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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