THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

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"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress."
-- Will Rogers

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Gal 5:25
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
KJV

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Perhaps the most important part of a life of faith is the "walk" of faith. True Christianity cannot be found without godliness. Godliness is the result of God working His will and purpose IN us. "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13)

True faith requires holiness. The root and and vine are Christ, we are the branches. Being "grafted in," we require His strength for our livelihood. "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." (John 15:5)

True faith produces holiness. As we partake daily of the "sap" of His vine we produce His fruit. It follows then, the closer we "walk" with Christ, the more Christ-like we shall become.

More importantly, true faith desires holiness. If we are truly "rooted and grounded" (Eph. 3:17) in the being of Christ, we shall certainly desire to be more like Him. We are strengthened by His Spirit in our "inner man" (Eph. 3:16), thus we desire to be more complete in His nature.

Deepening faith without holiness is to "hold the truth in unrighteousness" (Rom 1:18). Deepening holiness without faith is like being white-washed sepulchers "which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness." (Matt 23:27)

Receiving God's Holy Spirit is instantaneous upon our conversion. He is the gift of God giving both faith and producing holiness. This is where Christians LIVE!

If we LIVE there, then let us WALK there. Let us make every step and decision with dependence upon His closeness and guidance.

Then we shall produce the fruit of holiness like a mirror reflects the light of the sun.

Love ya,
Bruce