OYB May 4

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Judges 19-20
NT: John 3:22-36, John 4:1-3
Ps: Psalm 104:24-35
Pr: Proverbs 14:22-23

Gospel Thread - OT:

No direct gospel reference in today's Old Testament reading.

Gospel Thread - NT:

He must become greater; I must become less.

John 3:30 (NIV)

This principle, spoken by John the Baptist, encapsulates the key to pursuing holiness in Christ: he must increase, we must decrease - in will, in desire, in thought, in every aspect of our lives. This is the part of the Gospel plan in which we make our savior Jesus truly the Lord of our lives.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works

Psalm 104:31 (NIV)

Ultimately, the purpose of creation and for God's plan for man's redemption - the purpose of everything is to bring glory to God. Satan has attempted to deny God's glory and to glorify himself instead, by inducing man to fall into sin; but God glorifies Himself in redeeming us and restoring us to His holiness.

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