Scripture Reading: Hebrews 8:6-12
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Scripture Quote: Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:4 (NIV)
God has made great and precious promises to His children - Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and us, to name a few. God promises to be our God, to protect, support and save us. He has sent Jesus to spring from humanity as our redemption through His blood on the cross. He promised and delivered, to all who would receive, the indwelling influence of the Holy Spirit. There is no longer distinction between Jews and Gentiles as far as His promises are concerned. We can walk each day in the assurance that we are His and He is ours.
God’s great and precious promises have given us everything we need to live godly lives. God desires to bring fallen man back to Himself. We are sometimes still prone to sin because our fleshly desires can be deceived by Satan’s enticements. The design of God, by Christ's death and resurrection, is to gradually remove the sin nature from us and to make us partakers of the Divine nature, which will teach our inner man to resistthe corruption of sin in this world. God’s promise protects us from what He has prohibited and what would be destructive to us. Let God mold you into all that He has meant you to become.
Today’s meditation: God’s promises are all we need to live for Him.
Memory Verse: And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
1 John 2:25 (NIV)