THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

I used to have a friend with whom I played golf on Saturdays.
He was a Pentecostal preacher.
We always had fun "picking" at each other.

Once, on the way to a golf game, we stopped at a local store for some gatorade.
There was a young boy out front of the store trying to sell some brand new puppies.

I looked at my friend, and asked the boy, "What kind of puppies are those son?"
He said, "They're Baptist puppies, Sir."

My friend looked a little hurt.

Next Saturday, we happened to stop by the same store.
The same boy was there with the litter of puppies; but he had sold a couple of them.

So, I asked again, "What kind of puppies are those?"
He said, "They're Pentecostal puppies, Sir."
My friend had a BIG grin!

Quickly, I said, "But last week you told me they were Baptist puppies!"
He said, "Yes, Sir. But yesterday they got their eyes opened!"

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SCRIPTURE________________________________________________

Rom 5:11
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
KJV

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THOUGHT__________________________________________________

Through Christ, and Him alone, mankind may receive atonement - payment made for offenses of sin.
Through Jesus' payment of blood, we can be redeemed from the "law of sin and death." (Rom. 6:23)

Through Jesus, we can be cleansed.
For the blood of Christ "cleanseth us from all sin." (1John 1:7)

Through Jesus, we can be sanctified.
Only through Him can we be set aside by God for honorable service. (Heb. 10:10)

And, through Jesus, we can be preserved.
For His blood and Spirit preserves us "blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1Thess. 5:23)

Are your eyes opened to what Jesus has done and will do for you?
Live in the joy of His accomplishment!

Love ya,
Bruce