While they were listening to this (Jesus’ interaction with Zacchaeus), he (Jesus) went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 42 – Commentary Romans 8:19-21 – What will happen when Jesus returns to earth?
Good morning! Even though the sky may be gloomy this morning our hearts should be full of joy because God promises that we will be revealed as His sons and daughters and that we will be brought into glorious freedom where we will feel no negativity. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 41 – Commentary Romans 8:12-16 – How does God give us peace?
Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, celebrating Jesus’ birth and all that He is and giving love and joy to the wonderful families that God blessed us with! This morning we are encouraged by knowing we can and should be led by the Holy Spirit to pray and receive God’s blessings. Therefore, […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 39 – Commentary Romans 8:5-7 – Christian vs. non-Christian behavior
Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 38 – Commentary Romans 8:3-4 – Are Christians supposed to follow the Ten Commandments – Part 1
For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by our sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the sinful man in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 37 – Commentary Romans 7:25 – 8:2 – How does Jesus set us free from sin?
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. But, therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 36 – Commentary Romans 7:12-25a – Does sin live in a believer?
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good. Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 35 – Commentary Romans 7:7-11 – Is coveting a sin?
“What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Far from it! Indeed I would not have known what it was to covet if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin […]