My Son’s Favorite Diet
“A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.” -Proverbs 24:5
Did you hear about the new diet? The program is E-Z! Eat one good meal a week, then all you do is eat Krispy Kremes donuts, candies of any kind, watch Curious George all day long, and take breaks by going to Naynay house to play Mario Brothers. Yep, this is my 3-year old son’s dream-come-true diet and workout program.
Is this the same plan we have for our spiritual life? Is it healthy to attend one Bible study a week and expect that to be the only meal for our soul while snacking on worldly things? Does it bother you that you’re still wearing spiritual diapers? Are you weighted down by condemnation?
Will you make Jesus your personal coach and workout partner? The best part is the 24/7 gym membership and benefits are free and forever. Just like Salvation; it’s free but it cost Jesus more than you can imagine.
Meditate on these:
- “Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” -1 Timothy 6:6
- “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding.” -Proverbs 3:13
- “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” -Psalms 34:8
Go Deeper: Read Romans Chapter 5.
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Christ in Our Place
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. 16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resultedin condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Blue Letter Bible – http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Rom&c=5&t=NKJV
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(Tip: This is a long read but you’ll be blessed by the wealth of knowledge. If you can’t read it in one sitting, break it up throughout the day.)
David Guzik – Romans 5
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Joe Focht – Romans 5
Chuck Smith – Romans 5-6
I congratulate you if you have completed everything in this post. You must be very hungry for the things of God. Keep walking in the Spirit and live moment by moment.
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