Devotion for October 24

Jeremiah 10:24

Correct me, LORD, but only with justice — not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.

Jeremiah is bold and must be closer to God than. I want mercy, not justice but let’s examine. Justice means to me a scale of good and bad. The ridiculous thing is during a recent poll most US citizens believe in this scale of salvation. If we do more good than bad we will get to go to Heaven. Really!!! I just pray daily for mercy because only that will allow me to live long enough, love Christ as my savior and learn to love others. But like I stated earlier Jeremiah may have been a much better person than me. Which do you pray for?

4 thoughts on “Devotion for October 24

  1. Pastor Steve and the dear readers,

    I pray to keep Christ’s 2 Love Commandments:
    Love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.
    Love others before myself by putting their welfare above my own.
    I pray for humility in everything I do and say for correction by the exegesis of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
    I pray the Holy Spirit keeps killing the fleshly old man left over sins I commit by commission or omission everyday by thought and deed so I may more closely follow Jesus’ example.
    I pray each morning that I may take up my cross with the strength He supplies me.

    Will I ever be good enough to enter Heaven?
    No, not by my own speed or works.
    I pray to be a witness of God’s unending love for a sinner such as me.

    He took the stripes, was crucified and buried and rose again from the dead to rise and sit upon The Throne with the Father.

    I pray I may be bold in all situations so I may recount to as many as possible my testimony of the very time I surrendered myself to Jesus.
    He mercifully spared me unto eternal life so I may never be separated from Him.
    I have been saved by His grace alone.

    I pray thanking God the Father who sent the Good Shepherd, Jesus Iesous Y’shua Christ Christos to me so that I may have eyes to see and ears to hear Him ever more clearly as I walk.

    I pray with great humility that He saved this lost sheep for His pleasure doing His works and not my own.

    I pray at the time of great temptation I be preserved from committing Spiritual suicide when I am brought up before evil tribunals.

    The only unpardonable sin is committed then if we deny Jesus’ saving grace in front of this sheer wicked tribunal.
    If we are ashamed of Him He will be ashamed of us before the Father.
    I pray my mouth opens and the Holy Spirit supplies the Words at this most critical time.

    Thanks, praise, and all glory go to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – The Great GOD Almighty – I AM that I AM.
    Acts 17:11; Romans 8; John 17.
    Amen!

    Great Sermon this week per usual, Thank you Pastor Steve!
    Covered was Luke 18 the parable of the Priest and the tax collector the very subject of this devotional Steve has presented to us.

    Love and affection to you all my Christian brethren and dear Pastor Steve most assuredly!
    Serving Him alone with you Pastor Steve,

    Patty

  2. God’s Promise vs. Man’s Efforts

    [In part please read the wonderful Berean Bible Devotional and consider signing up for email delivery each date.]

    URL to article: https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/gods-promise-vs-mans-efforts/

    “For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath…” (Rom. 4:14,15).

    Gal. 3:18 says: “If the inheritance be of the law it is no more of promise, but God gave it to Abraham by promise.”

    “Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions” (Gal. 3:19), “that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought in guilty before God” (Rom. 3:19). “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin” (Rom. 3:20)

    Our only hope? God has promised to give eternal life to those who trust in His Son (John 3:35,36; Acts 16:31; etc.).
    “The gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).

    Amen!

  3. A law student fresh out of law school told Joe and I this…
    There is a great deal of difference between what is legal and what is justice. God is the only just judge.

    Consider what the “Supreme Court” has done lately… what is legal in their minds is indeed not justice or moral and smacks in the face of the One Just GOD.

    Here is another one… man proposes GOD disposes.

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