Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 80 The Book of Romans


Hello ladies. I just finished day 80, the book of Romans. When you read the entire book in one sitting several things stand out. There is so much in the book that we will need to go back to the book after the 90 day reading schedule. There is so much meat in there that I want to blog about.

For today though I want to share a passage from chapter 15;

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

The Israelites refused to remain faithful to God. They repeatedly sacrificed to idols and false gods. They prostituted themselves for a lie. All of this ran through my mind when I read chapter 12;

A Living Sacrifice

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2

We have hope in Jesus Christ. A hope that has come from a firm foundation. Paul wants us to remember the lessons from those who have gone before us. How do we become transformed people? How do we sacrifice for our LORD? Paul tells us to avoid being conformed to this world. As we get farther into the New Testament I will be writing more. For now I have a tough question that I have wrestled with for over a year. Want to wrestle with me?

Here is the question. How do we specifically avoid being conformed to the world? Think about it.

Jiller

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up"

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