Saturday November 12, 2022

Saturday – November 12th – 2 Peter 1:4     -----    

 1:4) And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
 The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

       Welcome to Saturday and the weekend! Here in O’Fallon, we are being reminded in a big way that it is November and not to get to use to the upper 70 days of this past week. You might drive by my house today and observe me doing a final lawn cutting wearing an overcoat and stocking cap. The weekend also means that worship is tomorrow. This Sunday is the sixth teaching session on becoming a revolutionary disciple for the Kingdom of Heaven. Our focus this week will be on one of my favorite biblical subjects – spiritual warfare. Many of us grew up in churches where spiritual warfare was seldom, it at all, every talked about from the pulpit. Yet, the reality of spiritual warfare is found everywhere between the covers of the Bible. Jesus experienced spiritual warfare first-hand on many occasions. Most notable in His 40 days of testing in the wilderness immediately following His baptism. Spiritual warfare followed Him as the devil waited for more opportune times to attack. Jesus’ last day included attacks in the garden and every step to the cross. As a follower of Jesus, we should expect no less of attention from the evil one, especially if we are perceived as threat to the powers of hell. Our faith journey should be such that we should always be considered a creditable threat to Satan.
      In our pick verse today, Peter continues to outline the blessings that come from God when we are faithful to His calling on our lives. God’s promises are great and precious because in the time of fulfillment we will become inheritors of God’s divine nature and be delivered from sin and eternal death. When a person allows the Holy Spirit to lead them, rather than our human tendencies, we model goodness, purity, love, and justice, in the same way God relates to us. We are to guard ourselves against the temptation of personal corruption that will lead to the destruction of our character that comes from following sinful desires. The more we keep our eyes on God the less room the evil one has to operate. The less room to operate the fewer times his temptations are successful.
   Pastor Jim
 Sunday – November 13th – 2 Peter 1:5
 *Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Locations 59828-59829). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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