In Spite of Their Vaunted Greatness

I was listening to Creflo Dollar who was preaching on grace. Rules and regulations are the law and it brings death; but grace brings life. I may think I am okay because I am following the law, but today’s verse shows that thinking is wrong.

Ezekiel 32:29, “Edom is there, with her kings and princes. In spite of their vaunted greatness, she is dumped in a heathen grave with the others headed for the grave.” The Message

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“The Edomites observed the rite of circumcision, but they were not spared because of that.” Amplified Bible Notes

The Edomites followed the rules, but their hearts were not following God. Being a good person is not good enough. Doing everything right will not save you. You have to accept the grace offered by Jesus Christ and then follow Him wholeheartedly.

Prayer: “Dear Jesus, I accept the fact that I am a sinner and I cannot do enough good things to erase my sin. I believe that you paid that price when you died on the cross. I confess that you are now, not only my Savior, but also the Lord of my life. Thank you for your free gift of grace. Amen.”

If you prayed that prayer, then tell someone! Find a good, Bible-based church and become a part of it. The things God has in store for you will amaze you. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s your birthday; you were born again!

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Live Wherever You Wish

I love reading stories of the old west. A man could choose 40 acres, build his house and make a life there. Just like the opportunity Jeremiah was given today.

Jeremiah 40:4, “…Look the whole land stretches our before you. Do what you like. Go and live wherever you wish.” The Message

“Jeremiah alone had the option given him of staying where he pleased, when all the rest were either carried off, or forced to remain there.” Critical and Explanatory Commentary, Vol. I

But, we must not make our house more important than our relationship with God, like the King of Tyre did in Ezekiel 28:2.

“Down to the thirteenth century A.D. the grandeur of the ancient city of Tyre was still visible. But God’s Word does not fail. Soon Tyre had become an almost uninhabited pile of ruins. A large part of the western section of ‘the island’ became covered by the sea, and early travelers told of seeing ‘houses, towers, and streets far down in the deep.’ ” Amplified Bible Notes

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