Day: January 5, 2021

My Way Or The Wrong Way – (1 Corinthians 8)

First Corinthians was written by Paul to the Corinth church in response to several areas in which there was confusion and division. In chapter 8, Paul is addressing the issue of whether or not it was spiritually correct to eat meat that had been sacrificed to idols. And his response tackles the difficult subject of how we as Christians are to balance exercising our freedom in Christ with our responsibility of restricting our freedom when it comes to edifying others.

January 6th – Lamentations 3:22

Lamentations 3:22

As fallen beings living in a fallen world, we make mistakes. But no matter how badly we mess up, when we confess and repent, God is faithful to forgive our sins. And regardless of the mistakes we made the day before, each morning God gives us the gift of a fresh start. In His love and grace, the Lord offers every dawn as a blank slate and a new opportunity. And although some days will be good while others bad, every day we get to spend on earth is a gift.  So each morning thank God for His faithfulness and say, “This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! “

January 5th – Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11

We all sin and fall short. Israel rebelled against God and a result, they were exiled to Babylon. Yet God didn’t forsake them. Even in their sin He was making plans to restore them back to their land and Himself. As Christians we are told that trials and tribulations will enter our lives. But just like He promised with the Israelites, God will never forsake His own. No matter what this new year ahead may hold, we can be sure that God is in control. Our hearts can be filled with hope knowing that no matter the circumstance, He is always working on His plans to provide us with a glorious future!