Pages

Friday, October 10, 2014

The prince of this world will now be cast out, and when I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all to myself, says the Lord - Daily Bible Readings October 10,2014


1ST READING
 
When Paul talks about the “curse of the law,” he is referring to an incorrect understanding of the law that leads to the belief that salvation comes through our own effort to achieve what the law demands of us. Even if we can do that, this is no guarantee of salvation. Salvation is rightly understood as “the gift of God” to those who have faith in Him. It is by faith that we are saved. The law is a guide to the way we should live as men and women of faith.
 
Galatians 3:7-14
7 Brothers and sisters: Realize then that it is those who have faith who are children of Abraham. 8 Scripture, which saw in advance that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, foretold the good news to Abraham, saying, “Through you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 Consequently, those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham who had faith. 10 For all who depend on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not persevere in doing all the things written in the book of the law.” 11 And that no one is justified before God by the law is clear, for the one who is righteous by faith will live. 12 But the law does not depend on faith; rather, “the one who does these things will live by them.” 13 Christ ransomed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who hangs on a tree,” 14 that the blessing of Abraham might be extended to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
 
P S A L M
 
Psalm 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
R: The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
1 I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart in the company and assembly of the just. 2 Great are the works of the Lord, exquisite in all their delights. (R) 3 Majesty and glory are his work, and his justice endures forever. 4 He has won renown for his wondrous deeds; gracious and merciful is the Lord. (R) 5 He has given food to those who fear him; he will forever be mindful of his covenant. 6 He has made known to his people the power of his works, giving them the inheritance of the nations. (R)
 
GOSPEL
 
 
There is no place for compromise in our lives as Christians. By this I mean no room for compromise as to the demands of the Gospel. The truths of the moral life are not open to discussion in terms of whether or not they are true. What we have to do is discern how to apply them to our particular situation. People’s circumstances differ so applications may differ, but the fundamental truths remain immutable.
 
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
The prince of this world will now be cast out, and when I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all to myself, says the Lord.
 
Luke 11:15-26
15 When Jesus had driven out a demon, some of the crowd said: “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” 16 Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. 17 But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. 18 And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. 19 If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. 22 But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils. 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 24 When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, ‘I shall return to my home from which I came.’ 25 But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there, and the last condition of that person is worse than the first.”
 
think:  The truths of the moral life are not open to discussion in terms of whether they are true or not.
 
T O D A Y’S BLESSING LIST
Thank You Lord for: __________________
 
____________________________________
 
God’s special verse/thought for me today_
_____________________________________
 
READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR Wisdom 9-12
 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Learn How To Build A Semi-Passive Income on the Internet that You and Your Family Can Enjoy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Interesting Blogs