OYB October 1

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Isaiah 62:6-12, Isaiah 63-65
NT: Philippians 2:19-30, Philippians 3:1-3
Ps: Psalm 73
Pr: Proverbs 24:13-14

Today´s notable verses:

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26 (NIV)

I like these two verses, taken together. In them, we recognize that we are both created and formed by God, and also strengthened and sustained by Him. In both cases, we are formed and sustained in order to carry out God's purposes and His will. The ever-present battle for the believer is to overcome pride with humility, and to transform self-centeredness into Christ-centeredness. Such verses as these help us to maintain a proper perspective, in order that we might better in humility place God as Lord of our lives and center of our focus.

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