Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Scripture of the Day - May 2, 2012

1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you...

It was Jesus Christ who shed His blood for you to pay your penalty for your sin. There is nothing in this entire world that we could do to pay our own penalty, no good deeds will ever be enough. Our human goodness cannot even scratch the surface of God's goodness. How vain of us to think so!
I was in a store yesterday and overheard a very young boy telling his father what he thought of things. It was very comical to hear. The little guy was so matter of fact, thinking what he said was absolutely the way things are. In his little mind he had things all figured out. The father chuckled at his young son saying, "oh you think so do you", but a few times had to correct him and once had to chastise him for getting a little too loud in his declarations.
We are like that little boy with regard to God and our lives. We think we have things all figured without factoring God into the equation at all. But how limited is our view! How much we don't understand and how utterly vain to think we can carry on without God.
He laid the foundation of this world and before he even did that he had our redemption all planned out. He knows the beginning and the end. Nothing is hidden from Him. He is a God of love but He is also a God of righteous judgement. Lay your foundation on Jesus Christ, so you can endure to the end.

~Mary Hynes~

Join us as we study the book of Galatians

This short series will be held in the basement of Lighthouse of Hope UPC 
161 Park Ave. Mount Pearl
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - 1 Samuel 9 & 10 and Romans 5
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - 1 Samuel 11 & 12, Romans 6 and Psalm 62

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