OYB September 25

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 26 September, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Isaiah 45:11-25, Isaiah 46-47, Isaiah 48:1-11
NT: Ephesians 4:1-16
Ps: Psalm 68:19-35
Pr: Proverbs 24:3-4

Today´s notable verse:

Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

Isaiah 45:22 (NIV)

2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)

I love verse three. I wish this verse were the objective of what has become such a factioned and segregated Christian body. No matter our differences of interpretation, opinion, or belief (some of which, granted, are significant), as long as we all profess salvation through and Lordship of Jesus Christ, then we are all united. Christianity needs to concentrate more on that which unites us, rather than that which divides us.

11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV)

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