Thursday, September 30, 2021

Verse of the Day for Thursday, September 30, 2021


Verse of the Day
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Philippians 1:9-10
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Love is not merely a feeling—it is Jesus living in and through us (John 13:34, 35; 15:9–17; 1 John 4:7–21). If we say we believe in God and are maturing in our relationship with Him, but we are not growing in our unconditional love for others, something is wrong with our walk (1 Cor. 13). This is because as Jesus increases in us and we decrease, His loving nature should intensify within us as the evidence of His lordship in our life (Gal. 5:22, 23; 2 Pet. 1:3–8).

Once we accept Christ as our Savior, we are justified—declared not guilty of our transgressions (Rom. 5:1). Through His justification we are blameless in the legal sense—we no longer bear the penalty of our sins. Then He begins His work of sanctification. He transforms us into His image and trains us to make right choices— choices “that are excellent.” We not only refrain from the behaviors that harm our relationship with the Lord, but we live in a manner that brings Him great glory.

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Scripture from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.

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