Devotion Day 80 - Through the Bible in 90 Days

Day 80 – Acts 28:17 – Romans 14:23

Friends, I was able to read all of Romans. It just meant reading two extra chapters. I’ve enjoyed being able to read whole books of the Bible at one time, as it brings a continuity to what I’m reading.

There are a lot of nuggets in Romans, so choosing what to focus this devotion on is a bit difficult.

But to begin with here’s a couple from early quotes.

11   there is no one who has understanding,
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned aside, together they have become worthless;
there is no one who shows kindness,
there is not even one.’
(Romans 3:11-12, also Psalms 14:1-3; 53:1-3)

Then we hear;

‘Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered;
blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin.

(Romans 4:7-8, but also Psalm 32:1,2)

Then we hear what God in Christ has done for us.

5:1Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. 8But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. 9Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. 11But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Thanks be to God for the gift of His Son through whose death and resurrection our sins are forgiven and we are given new life.

In Romans we hear how we have all missed God’s mark but yet God provides the answer, his Son. All we have to do is confess and believe.

In Romans 10:9 we hear; 9because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

So my friends today once again confess your need for God’s amazing grace and love and then believe in your heart in our Lord Jesus Christ who: lived, loved, forgave sins, healed the sick, raised the dead, died for all sins and rose to give forgiveness and new life. Confess and believe this today and receive the gift of eternal life that begins even now.

O Lord, for the gift of your Son all I can say is thank you and dedicate my life to serving you and being a slave unto righteousness.

25 Now to God who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26but is now disclosed, and through the prophetic writings is made known to all the Gentiles, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— 27to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever! Amen. (Romans 16:25-27)

Thanks be to you, O God. Amen.

Next Reading Day 81 – Romans 15:1 – 1st Corinthians 14:40 (or if you want all of 1st Corinthians)

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