THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

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SCRIPTURE__________________________________

Rom 3:24
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
KJV

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THOUGHT____________________________________

God's love is offered "freely!"
One might say that this sums up the fullness of God in miniscule. It is the nature of God to love "freely!"

The marvelous nature of God's love is shown in the fact that He pours it out continually.
He even pours out upon those who do not deserve it, and are not seeking it!

God's love is offered to the unjust; to the unsuitable; to the unclean; to the SINNER,
FREELY!

And, there is a PURPOSE in God's love being offered "freely."
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God...."
(1 Peter 3:18).

God's love is offered so that He might magnetize us to Jesus Christ.
And the reason for that is the "redemption that is in Christ Jesus:..."
Acts 4:12 says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Once surrendered, the magnetized sinner is SAVED!
He/she is ransomed, reconciled, and "justified!"

Notice that the sinner is "justified freely" through Jesus Christ.
The same love which draws the sinner TO Christ, KEEPS the sinner "justified!"

Yes, God's love is offered to everyone, ANY sinner.
And, yes, God's love is selective in the fact that one must come only through Jesus.
But that same love is also freely protective!

Saved sinners, you are "justified:" authorized to come before God IN Christ Jesus!
And, by His love offered "freely," you are PROTECTED in that position continually!

EXERCISE your justification daily.
Go humbly, yet boldly to God in prayer through the "redemption that is in Christ Jesus!"

Love ya,
Bruce