OYB July 24

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 12 August 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: II Chronicles 11-13
NT: Romans 8:26-39
Ps: Psalm 18:37-50
Pr: Proverbs 19:27-29

Today´s notable verse:

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

Romans 8:26-27 (NIV)

Todays reading from the eighth chapter of Romans has some absolutely incredible Scriptures, starting with this description of the Holy Spirit interceding for us, directly to the Father. Following these verses is a passage chock-full of encouragement:

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.

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31 (NIV)

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:35-39 (NIV)

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