Today’s Tasting: Romans 11-13
The Apostle Paul speaks of a small remnant of Jews that have been saved by grace but explains that it is because the majority of Jews rejected Jesus as Messiah that God finally revealed His ancient plan to offer salvation to the gentiles as well. Paul explains that our salvation comes not from our own works but is a gift from God; nothing we can earn.
Because of God’s gift of mercy to us as believers, Paul tells us we should offer our bodies as a living sacrifice to the service of God and to be transformed by the renewing of our minds so we will be able to test and approve what God’s will is for us.
He goes on to teach sober judgment of one’s self. We are to walk in the gifts God has given each of us, by the faith He has distributed to each of us. As far as it is possible, we are to live at peace with everyone. We are not to return evil for evil and we are not to be overcome by evil, but we are to overcome evil with good. We are to submit to the governing authorities. We are to owe no man anything but love. We are to clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and not to think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
Today’s Nourishment: Through God’s mercy and the salvation offered through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has given believers the divine gift of grace. I have heard it said that G.R.A.C.E. stands for ‘God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense’. I don’t know another way to describe that any better.
Jesus took the punishment for our sin and paid the price on the cross at Calvary. When we believe in Him as our Lord and Savior, He indwells us by His Holy Spirit and God’s grace abounds in and through us to do what God calls us to do. Everything you need, in order to accomplish God’s will, is found in Christ Jesus.
Not only do we have the gift of grace to be spiritually born again but also, God’s grace is there for us to walk in the gifts and talents He has given to us and to accomplish by faith what we have to accomplish. Walking in God’s divine grace is an anointing to get it done. It is not by our strength or power, but by the power of God’s grace taking us through what we cannot accomplish on our own.
You must know that there is nothing too difficult for you to accomplish within God’s will because He is in you at work to do His good pleasure through His grace. So, present yourself as a living sacrifice to His will. Accept His grace to get you through ANY situation and walk in the faith He has appointed to you in order to accomplish His divine will for your life. His grace was sufficient for the Apostle Paul and is grace is sufficient for us. He is close enough to talk to and He is waiting for you to ask Him for the grace you need today.
Tomorrow’s Delight: Romans 14-16
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