Friday, February 6, 2009

God's Promises: Friday

Freedom from Sin; Self Righteousness; Comfort; Contentment; Food & Clothing; Death; Success; Long Life; Trust; Redemption of Sin. Taken from the NIV.

Freedom from Sin: 2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
When we give ourselves to Christ, our sins are forgiven. We need to also forgive ourselves.

Self Righteousness: Jeremiah 2: 35: "You say, 'I am innocent; he is not angry with me.' But I will pass judgment on you because you say, 'I have not sinned."
Not taking responsibility for our actions is wrong. We may not suffer the consequences right away, but He never forgets what we have done. Repent of your sins.

Comfort: Psalm 22:24: "For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one: he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help."
He's always listening. We can take comfort in knowing He is always there.

Contentment: Proverbs 14:30: "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones."
Plain and simply put, worry, envy, jealousy, all hurts one physically and mentally. It's just not worth putting ourselves through this.

Food & Clothing: Proverbs 13:25: "The righteous eat to their hearts content, but the stomach of the wicked one goes hungry."
Be a follower in the Lord and want not. Be a vengeful, mean, do it myself attitude and suffer.

Death: Romans 5:9: "Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath though him!"
Just because we have been saved does not say we will receive eternal life. We must follow His commands, obey, and live a righteous life in the Lord.

Success: Isaiah 30:23: "He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your calltel will graze in broad meadows."
Isn't it great how we are provided for and given what we need to survive when we put our trust in Him? Hallelujah!

Long Life: Proverbs 17:6: "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children."
It's one big circle. What we show our children is what they carry on. If we lead them correctly, they will carry that on to their children and so forth. So we must always be aware of our actions if we want to see our children become successful.

Trust: Proverbs 3: 5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
We can't do it alone. We may want to and think we can, but without God, we have and we are nothing.

Redemption from Sin: 1 John 2: 1-2: "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus
Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world."
We should always be thankful and give thanks at all times for the great sacrifices that were made for our freedom of sin. It's a dishonor to Jesus and the Father when we go on sinning and never feel remorse for what we have done.

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