Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- August 3, 2012
“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:15
Simple faith does not mean simplistic faith. Christianity can be complex; for example, our full understanding of the Godhead three in one, will not happen this side of heaven. There will always be a mysterious shroud around the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is why simple faith in Him is necessary to receive the revelation of His truth found in the Holy Bible.
Jesus made it simple when he described becoming like a little child in order to enter into His Kingdom. Small children can clearly see simple truths because they are unencumbered by the complexities of adult living. Because of their humility and honesty they are able to listen to the Lord’s teachings about sinful man and our need for a Savior. For a child, loving Jesus is an opportunity to be loved. They can easily accept God’s gift of His only son, Jesus, for their salvation. Thus, childlike faith in Christ is your bridge to God.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:16-17).
Don’t miss meeting the Lord in simple faith because of the pain or problems you have encountered in this world. There is no lasting peace to be found on earth. Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Your part is to confess faith in Jesus Christ and His part is to forgive you of your sin and give you eternal life in heaven. The Bible teaches, “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Romans 10:9-10).
Prayer: Have I simply placed my faith in Jesus Christ for the salvation of my sins? Have I made public my confession through baptism and engagement with a community of believers?
Related Readings: John 3:3; John 14:6; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23
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Children have to obey their parents, depend on them for defending them, providing their needs, guide them and protect them. They have trust that the parent that is in control of their life know what they are doing. So must we be like children, and let God provide for our needs, lead us, guide us, protect us, and love us, because He knows the plans for our lives.
I LOVE your daily devotions. Each day I am hearing just what I need to hear, and every day I am finding someone to share that day’s devotion with who also needs that lesson at that time. Thank you so much! Truly, thank you!
Ifind your devotionals to be truthful and uplifting to the spirit. Because I am so encouraged by the Holy Spirit using you, through His Word I share very often to strengthen my brothers and sisters as I am strengthen. On July 31st “You Matter” ministered so to my heart. My soul and spirit was washed with tears as the Word validated me. Thanks!
Every one in our Women’s Group does not have E-mail so is it permitted for me to make copies and pass the truth along to others?
Lois yes feel free to make copies and hand out to your friends. Thanks for your heart for the Lord!
A servant for Jesus,
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