Tuesday, February 25, 2014

365 Days with God - Day 67: What have we been given?

I'm giving myself a challenge. Read the Bible each day for a whole year, following the ESV Study Guide 1-year plan. Each day, I will post whatever God has revealed to me in His Word, and how it is changing me. A friend of mine once said that nothing has changed her life as much as reading the bible each day - and I'm excited for how this will change me. Join me on an adventure into the heart of God - and day by day, we can learn more about who He is and what that means to us!

- Andy Catts

Day 67, February 25, 2014
Readings: Psalm 67 Exodus 12:31-51, Exodus 13:1-22, Ezra 3, Romans 5:1-11

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:1-5)

What is this gift that God has given us?

- Justification (a clean slate!)
- Peace with God, the creator of the universe
- Hope for the future
- The ability to rejoice despite difficulties
- A life free of shame
- God's love, poured into our hearts.

I can't think of anything better.

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