Scripture Challenge for 4-11-21
This comes from the prophet Jeremiah
__:__But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
*Today in our country you can see the evidence and consequence of ignoring God. This verse makes it clear what happens when people ignore God. It says basically that people will begin to listen to the counsel of mankind and that the counseling they turn to is from an evil heart. If people don't listen to God they will listen to their own wicked counseling. Now, the way they went is the interesting thing...it does not say they sat still, and they certainly did not move forward, but they went backward. If we want to change that kind of a trend it will not be done by any man-made psychology trick; we have to learn what God desires for us, as revealed in His Word. Then when you start to think more like He does from listening to Him, we'll see our lives through the filter of Scripture and the desire of our heart changes to wanting to please Him. That is moving forward and not backwards.
Scripture Challenge for 4-4-21
Answer: Romans 8:34
This verse comes from Romans, but where?
__:__Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
*At Easter we think about the sacrifice that God made on the cross to pay for a sin debt that was created by mankind. God loved mankind so much that He did not even spare His own Son, but gave Him up to become our sacrificial Lamb so that we could have eternal life with Him. He did this out of love for us and because it was the only way possible that we could be saved from our sins. He was sacrificed and put into the grave, but as this verse says about Him:”It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God”. Yes, He is risen! By the power of God He is risen and today all those that have trusted in His name can rest assured that the bond of salvation that we have been given cannot be undone by anyone or anything, because today He has the ministry of intercession for the believers in Christ. You had better believe if God does it...it has been done right! Amen!