The fact that our LORD is the one above, by whom the world was made, and now grants unto us a peace and comfort, which the apostle Paul describes as passing all understanding is gloriously far out.
Today in our devotion from Bethany ARP we looked at 1 Cor. 7:10-16. The nature of the covenant is a mercy to those who love Christ as God’s promises show us why we’re to love our neighbor, especially our unbelieving spouse.
The preaching of the word is supposed to be a testimony from Heaven to sinners of the hope and assurance they have in Christ and to call unbelievers to receive the gift and grant of faith. To be able to benefit then from a sermon one needs to be engaged in the activity of it. How to do that is how we will end today.
We have difficulty sometime reaching out to God in thanksgiving in days of plenty. Our passage this morning reminds to always rest in Christ.
Our reasons for worshiping our Maker are born out of love and not slavish fear. That devotion derives its spirit for our twice-born status, born by Genesis 1:28 and 3:15.
The minister is to live in the Bible so that he can be ready in season and out of season. It is my opinion that some pastors take as long as they do to write a sermon because they are neither confident in the gospel message nor do they know the Scriptures very well.
The biblical doctrines of election and predestination are eminently practical as we struggle to see the world and life for what it is. Knowing that all things are in the hands of our God, even and especially even our own salvation is what allows us to properly compartmentalize our outward and inward blessings as wholly being under the control of the one who has ordered all things to His own glory.
Today we looked at 1 Corinthians 7:1-9. Of all of Paul’s writings this set of verses can be the trickiest, however, the main point of the apostle’s concern remains sexual immorality and how spouses are to help one another in the keeping of the seventh commandment.
For today’s devotion from Bethany ARP we heard a challenge from Acts 4:13 to “be like Christ” in the spirit of Rom. 12:2, Eph. 5:1-2, and other passages. The more we rest in the finished work of our Lord, the more we shall be at rest.