Today we’ll read Deuteronomy chapter 9, John 16 and Psalm 55, from the New Life Version.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
In today’s chapter from Psalms, starting at verse 12 the writer begins talking about a friend who betrayed him. It isn’t clear in the English that he has transitioned from talking to God to talking to another person. I just thought I would point that out, in case you were confused.
And then in John today, Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit. Some people have a bit of a misconception about Him, in that they will refer to Him as “It”. But Jesus calls the Holy Spirit “He”. Several times. So please understand, the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, and He is not an “It”.
And I might as well pick out a nugget from Deuteronomy, too, as long as I’m at it. I liked the fact that Moses pointed out to the people of Israel that it was not because of their goodness or deservedness that God was giving them the land. It was because of God’s honoring the promise He made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The reason I liked that was that it’s a good thing for us to remember when God does good things for us. Whatever good we receive is not because we are good. In ourselves, we are sinners. It is only because of the blood of Christ that we can receive anything good from God. It is His work and His grace that is in effect.
Until tomorrow, may God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.