Aug 31, 2023
Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word.
The scripture is from Philippians 1:20-21 “According to my earnest expectation and hope that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me is to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
The devotion is titled To Me, To Live is Christ by Sam. To sum up this devotion, the author Sin is death; lust pride, envy, gluttony, and sloth all deserve death. However we don’t die because Jesus died for our sins. He took the punishment for our sins. We can live our lives anyway we want. God gives us free will. We can chose to live in sin and sit on death row or take Jesus’ hand and walk His path. Paul call us to lift up Christ in all things, in life and death. Our life already belongs to Jesus; let Him use it. Death will hold no fear. It means our struggle is over and we will see Jesus coming in the clouds. Jesus justifies, purifies, and sanctifies us. He gives us the power to overcome sin and the means to help others. He knows what will truly make us happy and blessed. He want to give the strength to overcome. Why not today you let Him in?
Reflections, Questions, and Challenges: What path are you on today? Will you ask Jesus to guide you to the path of eternal life?
Here is my response: Long before I became a child of God, I was such a sinner that my face was beside the word sinner in the dictionary. I am on the path of eternal life. I asked Jesus long ago to guide me to the path of eternal life and He said YES. He can do this for you.
My Prayer for us: Dear Jesus, help us to live for You. Come into our hearts, cleanse it, purify it, and sanctify it. Give us the power to overcome sin and to help others overcome it. Lead us toward heaven today. In Your name we pray, Amen.
Inspirations (2023/31/08) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible.com To Me, To Live is Christ by Sam.