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October 24 - Evening

"For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: 'I have made you a father of many nations.' He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not."

- Romans 4:14-17

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Do You Trust Your Ability Under Law or God's Promise In Grace?    

In today’s verse Paul is comparing the dead end that comes from trusting your ability to obey
the law with the life that comes from trusting God’s ability to keep his promise. In the case
of trusting in the law, a man is actually trusting in himself while disregarding God. In the case of trusting in the promise, a man is trusting in God while disregarding himself.

A man who depends on his ability to be obedient is showing contempt for something God has promised to give them if they will simply trust God’s promise.

Paul sums up the reason for the law when he says:

            “Where there is no law there is no transgression.”

In the above statement Paul is simply capturing the need for law. The law identifies God’s
absolute standards. When Paul says God did not give the law to save us, then, a man may ask,

“Why would God even give the law to people if it is worthless?”

The answer to this is in understanding that the law is valuable because it establishes boundaries.
A violation of those boundaries is called a “transgression.” Until the transgression that results
in death is identified there is no need for salvation and the promise of life. So, if there is no law
there is no known transgression; where there is no transgression there can be no salvation.
With no law there is no clear identification of the problem and so there is no search, no need, no desire for salvation.

The good doctor must be able to identify the disease before he can promise the cure. The wise patient must trust the good doctor's diagnosis of the problem before he can trust the doctor's promised remedy.

The foolish patient, in this case, would consider the diagnosis (the law) as the cure. Do not confuse the diagnosis (law) with the remedy (promise).

  Christian Quote from Church History

"I used to ask God to help
me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do his
work through me."
- James Hudson Taylor



Something to Ponder??
It is easier to build a boy
than to mend a man.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information


Baptizo (Gr) - Baptize (Eng) - the English word baptize is a direct transliteration of the Greek word baptizo. If the English translators had translated the Greek word baptizo instead of transliterating it, they would have translated it as "immerse," "dip," or "place into."
The verb form bapto referred to:

- the act of dipping clothes into dye,
- placing a jar into water to draw water into it,
- to a ship that had been sunk



Names of Abram and his relatives Serug, Nahor, Terah are not merely Old Testament names, but names that also appear in Old Assyrian and Babylonian texts from the same time as Abram.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I realize the vengence is not justice?
Do I realize that when I try to "even the score" I will actually suffer?
I will not pay back a wrong in order to "even the score."
  "Do not say, 'I'll do to him as he has done to me;
I'll pay that man back
for what he did.' "
-Proverbs 24:29
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Second Thessalonians 1 John 10:1-21
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Recharged mind and soul to reengage life Outreach Social Security Sierra Leone - in a land of suffering the church can be a place of forgiveness and compassion.
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Latrine in Beth Sean


The latrine, or public restroom, outside the theater in Beth Shean, Israel.
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Model of the north section of the City of David in David's day (1000 BC).
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