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Not Of Yourselves

September 11, 2016

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Not  Of  Yourselves

Our whole society sometimes seems  to be based  on praise.     We praise others  for winning a race,  doing well  on a school test,  getting a promotion,  etc.     And,  that is all fine  —  well and good.

But,  when it comes to our salvation,  we cannot save ourselves  in any way  or even create faith within ourselves  by our own efforts.     Ephesians 2:8 teaches us,

For by grace  you have been saved  through faith;  and THAT NOT   OF YOURSELVES,  it is the gift  of God.

Our faith is  a gift  of God.     God did all the doing.     He led the prophets  in prophesying  all the details  of Jesus’ life,  death,  resurrection,  and power  to save us  from our sins,  hundreds and thousands  of years  before Jesus came to this earth.     He caused caused all  of these prophesies  to come true  in the one man,  Jesus Christ.     He had His eternal word written down for our learning.     He led us through situations  that led us  to discover  the truths  of His word.     He led us  to faith  —  and then we believed.

Let us thank God  for this most awesome and wondrous gift  leading us  to eternal life  that we cannot even imagine  at this time.

Glorifying God  for His gift  of love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  let our whole lives  be in praise  of You  and Your wondrous gifts.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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