Devotions Week 5:
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ~ Plato
|Created in the image of God.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
(read Romans 1:18-22)
|God’s righteous judgement.
You therefore have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.
(read Romans 2:1-4)
|Persevere In doing good.
To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honour and immortality, God will give eternal life.
(read Romans 2:6-8)
|Peace and joy.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
(read Romans 5:1-6)
|Righteous obedience to Christ.
But thanks to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, which leads to death, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
(read Romans 6:15-18)
|Living by the Spirit.
You however are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you.
(read Romans 8:5-11)
|For the good of those who love Him.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
(read Romans 8:28-32)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour live in me from day to day,
By His love and power controlling all I do and say.
May the word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour
So that all may see I triumph only through his power.
May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort the sick and sorrowing.
May the love of Jesus fill me as the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self-abasing, this is victory.
May I run the race before me strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus as I onward go.