OYB May 10

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: I Samuel 8-9
NT: John 6:22-42
Ps: Psalm 106:32-48
Pr: Proverbs 106:32-48

Gospel Thread - OT:

And the LORD told him: "Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king."

I Samuel 8:7 (NIV)

God always intended that He alone should be our King. The tragic story of the history of mankind is that we have repeatedly chosen to turn away from Him as our King, and in so doing we have given ourselves over to be enslaved by sin. But God, in His eternal goodness, provides hope for a way out of that slavery; and in His grace, He would use even the kings He appointed to try to help mankind recognize our need to serve God alone as our One, True King.

Gospel Thread - NT:

Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."

John 6:29 (NIV)

We do not achieve salvation by our own works; rather, salvation is God's gift to us, according to His grace, and through our faith in Jesus Christ.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

44 But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;
45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.

Psalm 106;44-45 (NIV)

Just as God heard Israel's cries of distress, still today God hears our cries of distress as well. When Israel cried out to God, He chose to hear them and to rescue them from their oppression. When we cry out to God, He chooses to hear us and to rescue us from our oppression. His covenant with us through Jesus Christ is everlasting; we need only to believe it and to respond.

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