Daily Bible Study
Ephesians 5:1,2: " Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma." Believers are to follow the example of God's actions. He loved us when we were still His enemies. As 'imitators' believers should demonstrate that type of self-sacrificial love.
EVERLASTING ARMS - Deuteronomy 33:27 - 'The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.' "Arms, sheltering Arms, express the loving tenderness of your Father (My Father) in Heaven. Man, in his trouble and difficulty, needs nothing so much as a refuge. A place to hide in. A place where none and nothing can touch him. Say to yourself, 'He is our Refuge.' Say it until its truth sinks into your very soul. Say it until you know it - are so sure of it, that nothing can make you afraid. Feel this not only until fear goes, but until Joy ripples through in its place. Refuge. Everlasting Arms so untiring, so safe - so sure." Fall into the Lord's arms and glean the security, peace of mind and strength He gives. Blessings for a wonderful weekend Brothers and Sisters!!!
Jesus is talking to Martha, the brother of Lazarus, in John 11:25-27: "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?' She said to Him, 'Yes Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.'" Christ is the resurrection for those who believe and are physically dead. He is the life for those who believe and have not yet died. When Jesus asked Martha if she believed, she responded with words similar to the ones John used to describe the purpose of his book. In order to have eternal life, a person must place his or her faith in Jesus, who is the Christ, the Son of God, who came into the world to bring eternal life to those who believe.
PROGRESS - "Progress is the Law of Heaven. Higher, even higher, rise to Life and Beauty; Knowledge and Power. Higher and higher. Tomorrow be stronger, braver, more loving than you have been today. The Law of Progress gives a meaning, a purpose to life."
DROP THOSE BURDENS - 'Our God is our supply.' "Look to Me for all... Rely on Me for all. Drop those burdens, and then, singing and free, you can go on your way rejoicing. Encumbered with them you will fall. Drop them at My Feet, knowing surely that I will lift them and deal with each one as is truly best."