OYB November 21

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted December 17, 2006; back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Ezekiel 42-43
NT: James 5
Ps: Psalm 119:1-16
Pr: Proverbs 28:6-7

Today´s notable verses:

15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

James 5:16-16 (NIV)

I wonder how powerful and effective our prayers really are? Do we truly offer prayers with the faith that our prayers will make the sick person well? Do we confess our sins to each other so that we do not hinder our prayers?

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.

Psalm 131:9 (NIV)

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 131:11 (NIV)

So then, what is the key to living a life of purity and avoiding sinning against God? God's Word! Study His Word. Meditate upon His Word, until it becomes an innate part of the thought and decision-making processes. And then, live according to His Word.

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