THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

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I'm not sure how excited you get about what I call tortured alliterations in sermons. But here's a short outline utilizing some of those perforated terms from 1Peter 1:3-4:
Our inheritance is:
Galvanized (imperishable)
Germ-proofed (undefiled)
Grecian-Formulated (unfading)
and
Guaranteed (reserved in heaven).

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Heb 13:13
Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
KJV

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Regardless of what you think about the aforementioned Scripture in 1Peter, Hebrews 13:13 actually inserts well into our study about Jesus in the crucifiction and resurrection.

Jesus went OUTSIDE the "camp" of Jerusalem to offer Himself as a sacrifice for sin. Today, Christians live OUTSIDE the "camp" of sin in the world. We are not "of the world" when we are "in Christ!" We are sojourners, and pilgrims only a short time. Our destination is heaven, and our journey toward that end may not be sinless, yet we sure should sin less!

Jesus is SEPARATE from sinners, and all sinners must go to Him for forgiveness, cleansing, and salvation. We must take our position "outside the camp" as witnesses to and for Him Who died for us. We are to be separated from the world by our life-style.

Jesus went "outside the camp" for our SANCTIFICATION. We must surrender to Him as Lord, be led by His Holy Spirit and sanctify ourselves for use in His service. We must seek to be useful for His glory at ANY time!

Jesus was separated for SORROW, but grace unlimited is poured out from Him. We cannot "grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior" while we are tolerating the world. We must be at odds-end with the world and sin, and that indeed brings sorrow to our hearts. Though it is not the highway of ease, it is the narrow pathway of safety!

Indeed, let us "go forth unto Him WITHOUT the camp!" The crown of glory awaits after the cross of suffering and sorrow. Our moments of sadness, sorrow and shame will be replaced with eternal glory!

Let each of us be bold, unflinching as we traverse "outside the camp," for that station is as witnesses for TRUTH!

Love ya,
Bruce