What Grace Means for You

Daily Devotion|Day 258 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age” (Titus 2:11-12, NKJV). The grace of God is teacher. It is the love and power of God in us enablingContinue reading “What Grace Means for You”

Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of ‘MARY thy God’ in Vain?

God gave the Ten Commandments to the Israelites when they came out of Egypt. In one of these commandments, the Lord commanded:  “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain” (Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11, KJV). WhoseContinue reading “Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of ‘MARY thy God’ in Vain?”

How Jesus’ Wife Makes Herself Ready

Daily Devotional: Day 164 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”Continue reading “How Jesus’ Wife Makes Herself Ready”

Live the Citizen Life

Daily Devotional: Day 65 “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:19-20, NKJV). If you’ve traveled outside your native land, you’reContinue reading “Live the Citizen Life”

Understanding 1 Peter (1:13-25)

Christians are born of imperishable seed (1 Peter 1:23). This means we are born of an incorruptible parent. Consequently, we too, are imperishable. We possess eternal life in our spirit, the very life of God. God made us saints when we were saved by grace through faith in Christ. Our old “sinner” identity was buried with Christ. Our new identity is “saints.” Our sainthood does not come from a human commission. Nor is it based on our performance on the holiness scale. Our new identity is a gift from our Father, and he does not take it back. If you’re confused about your identity, you’ll miss God’s plan for your life.

But after birth, we must grow. So, 1 Peter 1:13-25 lays out for us the importance of growing in holiness. How? By nourishing ourselves on the Word of God, obeying God’s commands, avoiding sinful choices and pursuing godliness. God is holy; so are we – his children. Therefore, let us live holy.