Daily Bible Study
theWord: God is speaking with Noah after the flood in Genesis 9:12, 13: 'And God said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations. I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.'" The rainbow is a memorial to God's promise never to flood the earth again and a constant reminder of His oath. I know we all appreciate the Creator and His gifts to us. Have an AB FAB weekend!
Romans 12:2: "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Conformed means to form or mold. World is the normal word for age or era. Instead of being molded by the values of this world, the believer should be transformed, that is, changed by the renewing of the mind. Spiritual transformation starts in the mind and heart. A mind dedicated to the world and its concerns will produce a life tossed back and forth by the currents of culture. But a mind dedicated to God's truth will produce a life that can stand the test of time. We can resist the temptation of our culture by meditating on God's truth and letting the Holy Spirit guide and shape our thoughts and behaviors.
JOY - TRIBUTE: Jesus, our Lord, we Thee adore. "Sing unto Me from a glad heart. Sing and praise My Holy Name. Praise is man's joy-tribute to Me, and as you praise, thrills of Joy surge through your being, and you learn something of the Joy of the Heavenly Host."
Romans 12:1 - "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." Based on God's mercy Paul entreats believers to present their bodies as a living sacrifice, meaning they should use their bodies to serve and obey God. Holy means set apart for the Lord's use; acceptable means pleasing to Him; and reasonable indicates that such a gift is the only reaction to all the good gifts God has showered on us.
WIN ME - WIN ALL: "You will conquer. The conquering spirit is never crushed. Keep a brave and trusting heart. Face all your difficulties in the spirit of Conquest. Rise to greater heights than you have known before. Remember where I am is Victory. Forces of evil, within and without you, flee at My Presence. Win Me and all is won. All."