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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness (2Tim 3:16).
Child of God the Scriptures point to, and instruct us in how to know and follow Jesus. He is the Authorized Version of God's Word. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Col 1:15-16) Do you read the Scriptures translated in old English, modern English, Chinese, Hebrew, Spanish, German, or Afrikaans? Maybe you read the Scriptures in Korean or Russian. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus is God's Authorized Version for all the nations. God has provided for the spread of Scripture all over the world enduring many enemies over centuries. This is even more amazing: The Word of God is working in you by His Spirit so that you are a living letter from Christ, written not with ink on paper, or chisel in stone, but by the very finger of God. (see 2Cor 3:4) Let's pray. Lord Jesus, we have everything we need for life and godliness by knowing You. Continue to make each of us Your letter of love by the working of Your Spirit. Train us to rely on You, to walk with You, and to serve others in the satisfaction of Your love. Amen
Today's very great and precious promise For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil 1:6) We have God's Word on it.
In John McArthur’s book The Believer’s Life in Christ, he writes; The Christian life is the process of becoming what you already are in Christ. Consider the difference between the development of a polliwog and a child. A polliwog is born as a shapeless mass with a tail. After a while it sprouts some legs. Eventually it takes the form of a frog or toad. However, when a human baby is born into the world it comes with all the necessary parts---they merely need to grow. The same thing is true of a Christian. When you were born into the family of God, you were not a spiritual polliwog. You were complete. You have all the parts of a mature Christian. You simply need to grow. You think about that.