THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

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A young soldier was praying in the chapel.

A chaplain walked up next to him and asked, "Young man, may I help you?"

The young soldier looked up and said, "No, Sir. I'm already being helped!"

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Ps 39:12-13
12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
KJV

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Prayer HELPS!

It is sin that saps the strength of a person and shortens his lifespan (verse 13). It is because of sin that man is condemned to physically die. God does not desire that the sinner remain in a weakening physical state. That is why God, in lovingkindess, removed Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden when they sinned. He did not want them to eat also of the "Tree of Life" and remain in a sinful state forever.

Then God introduced the plan for man's salvation. By confessing sin and surrendering to Christ, a man can be restored to a right relationship with God. And then, one day, God will restore that person to an IMMORTAL state and he can live WITHOUT sin, and WITH God!

All our lives we are "sojourners" (travelers) through this world and estranged from God in a perfect relationship. It is impossible to have a "perfect" relationship with God while on this earth, because we are constantly sinners.

But our hope is in knowing that God has hears the sinner praying and begging for deliverance. He continues to forgive our sins. He continues to grant us peace with Him. And He continues to give us strength by which we are able to cope with every circumstance we face.

Yes. Life is brief. And life is uncertain - we do not know the number of our days. We do not have much time to bring influence upon mankind for God.

Let us work to influence this old world for Christ as much as we possibly can. And let us praise God and thank Him for salvation and for the eternity that we shall spend with Him.

Love ya,
Bruce