Scripture for the day
Romans 4:5-8 (NCV) But people cannot do any work that will make them right with God. So they must trust in him, who makes even evil people right in his sight. Then God accepts their faith, and that makes them right with him. 6 David said the same thing. He said that people are truly blessed when God, without paying attention to their deeds, makes people right with himself.
7 “Blessed are they whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. 8 Blessed is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty.”
Thought for the day
When you work, you earn the payment that you get. We cannot do any type of work to earn the grace-gift of God’s favor or forgiveness. It is by faith, in the sacrifice of Jesus that we become right with God (justified), i.e., our sins are forgiven because Jesus paid the price to redeem us.
In Romans 4:8 Paul quotes Psalms 32:1-2 and I recommend that you read Romans 4:1-5:11 and 10:3-9, Galatians 2:15-16 and Psalms 51.
Be blessed my friends and consider how you live your life, is it for God and pleasing to Him? ♥ Tim