Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
-Food for thought day 333-
• Matthew 5:7
• Luke 18:10-14
Harboring unforgiveness means that you are judging people by your own standards and not by the free gift of life (Jesus Christ) which we all received by faith of God. It’s for this same reason many are still not saved; they’re trying to be saved by works or good deeds (Romans 9:30-32). This is causing many to stumble or fall into sin.
Always remember that it’s not for what you did or what someone has done that qualifies your salvation. But it’s only through what Jesus has done. That is to say: “His mercy saves us.”
A good example can be found in Luke 18:10-14 KJV
“Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
God doesn’t want us to be righteous with our own righteousness. It is His righteousness bestowed on us that qualifies us (that is declaring us not guilty from all allegations of sin)(Romans 4:25).
The Word of God says: “the merciful shall receive mercy (Matthew 5:7).” We only agree with God’s mercy shown to us by showing mercy ourselves.
Remember: you were once an enemy of the cross, but His love and mercy sought you out.
Loving people is an expression of God’s mercy to humanity.
Continue to show mercy!
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!!