Wednesday March 10, 2021

Wednesday – March 10th – Philippians 3:4-6
3:4 though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: 
5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 
6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

The inspirational thought for Wednesday from the Daily Walk Bible:

Happy Wednesday! Yes, you know the routine, it is our mid-week check in day. So, what has been the highlight of your week so far? Your answer can be in any of the areas of personal successes, relationship blessings, work related wins, or faith centered growth.

In our pick verse today, Paul shares more intimate details about his life and how his relationship with Jesus changed everything about him. Paul could boast as much as anyone about his Jewish religious achievements. He was circumcised a Jew at the proper and correct age, came from pure Jewish heritage within the esteemed tribe of Benjamin, and was thoroughly steeped in the Hebrew language and traditions. Paul was a Pharisee, the Jewish sect that interpreted the Mosaic law most strictly. He had been so enthusiastic for Judaism that he aggressively persecuted the followers of Jesus. Indeed, no one could find fault with the way he kept the Jewish law. Paul was noted in the early sections of the book of Acts as being the greatest enemy of the early church. All this to say that God can and does transform the hearts of even the greatest critic of the faith. If God can turn around Paul, then your prayers for others or your times of witness are not a waste in the eyes of God.

  Pastor Jim
Thursday – March 11th – Philippians 3:7

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Locations 13462-13463). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

No Comments