Bible Promise for the Day – Going for the Real Gold

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

We live in a day when mediocrity abounds. Yes, there are those who put forth greater effort than many others in their responsibilities, but they are often looked at as being unique, or even odd. Others tell them to slow down and enjoy life more.

Of course, we all recognize that no Olympian ever won gold, and no entrepreneur ever succeeded in business with that kind of an attitude. They recognize the value of never giving up, and not slowing down. And you can be sure that the Olympian that won the gold is glad that they did not slow down or practice with less than everything they’ve got.

Born-again Christians need to take this same attitude. Paul tells us to not “be weary” in serving God. Keep going. Remember, too, that there is a crown to be won and that God will greatly reward faithfulness in your service toward Him. He sees it all.

The Olympians practice for years to gain gold that is temporary. The rewards that God will give are forever. This is why God tells us that where our treasure is – the things we greatly value – that’s where our heart will be. When we forget about Heaven’s riches, and focus on earth’s short-lived glory or gain, we lose the eternal riches and rewards we could have gained.

If you have slacked off in your service to God, which is easy to do, why not get back in the battle today? He will gladly help you all along the way. Life is short, and there’s only a little time to earn eternal rewards.

Bible Promise for the Day – Peace in the Midst of Trouble

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”

There is trouble all around the world. Turmoil, rebellion, and evil abound. Many people are stressed out about it, and political leaders are wringing their hands because there are no easy solutions in sight. The amount of pills and drugs being used, and growing, , along with crime and violence, testifies loudly that there is no peace.

The ones that are capable of keeping a cool head in the midst of trouble ought to be the child of God. This Bible verse reveals that God will enable them to have “great peace”, and it is incapable of being disturbed: “nothing shall offend them.” It certainly is real, as many believers will gladly testify.

No, the verse does not apply to just anyone that calls themselves a Christian, although it is available to all. They must love “thy law.” Of course, this is speaking of the law of God. Not just the Ten Commandments, but all of His principles.

Many believers, unfortunately, have picked up the spirit of the world, which is rebellion. All too often, when a preacher preaches the plain and clear Word of God, some believers will walk away and dismiss those precious truths with: “Well, that is just his opinion.” They never bothered to ask if that is what the Bible teaches or not. In so doing, or with similar statements, they cannot know the “great peace” this verse promises.

People are restless today. They seek entertainment, activity, popularity, drugs, etc., because they are bored and have no peace within. The Christian that loves God and the Word of God can have it every day. From frequent reading of the Word they can understand that the world is not without God’s control – He is still in charge, and He still cares for His own! For those who face the “valley of the shadow of death,” they can find peace there, too.

Christian, the peace of God this verse promises can be yours today. Why not talk to God about it right now, surrender afresh to do His will, and you will discover that it can be yours, too?

Bible Promise for the Day – Getting Real Help in Temptation

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

All of us know what temptation is. It comes in different forms to different people, but it works the same way. It pulls on our flesh.

Satan is the source of temptation and he works to try and get the believer’s mind off of God and His will for us. He is the God wannabe – but he is no match for the Almighty and God will not vacate His glorious position.

When Christ was at His weakest (in the eyes of Satan and man), it was then that He also became the strongest. At that moment of time on the Cross, He successfully paid for the sins of all people and He became the Redeemer of the whole human race.  He then rose with power to sit on the right hand of the Father and will never be defeated.

This Mighty One lives in the heart of every believer. He is there to strengthen and comfort you. He wants to give you power over every temptation, and He can.  As believers, we need to first remember that He is there, and secondly, that He is much greater than the enemy.

When faced with temptation, we merely need to ask Christ for the power He wants His children to have. Tell God that you want to serve Him and you will find the strength you need.

Don’t try to resist Satan in your own power. You are not strong enough or able to do it. Christ’s power is more than sufficient, and you will be able to give Christ glory for His help afterwards.

John the Apostle credits these disciples as having already become aware of and using God’s power when he says: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them.” They had already found that God’s power could make them “overcomers.”

Bible Promise for the Day – The Power of Prayer

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 3:22 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

There is much that can be said about prayer. The thing that makes it worthwhile is that God hears the prayers of His children. He wants to hear them. In fact, God even identifies Himself as a prayer-hearing God.

If you think about the many miraculous accounts found in the Bible, prayer was behind many of them. The account often goes like this: trouble came, people grew fearful and then prayed, and God miraculously delivered. God enjoys answering the prayers of believing people.

Even better, though, God enjoys those who seek Him daily and want to please Him. He even tells us that He actually takes delight in the prayers of people who live for Him: “but the prayer of the upright is his delight” (Proverbs 15:8).

Too many Christians pray to be able to say they did, but they cannot really say that their prayers are being answered. Their prayers are often so general that they could not really tell whether God answered them or not. Specific prayers are needed, and we only learn how to pray right when we draw close to Him.

If we say that we do not have time – then you are just too busy and really are not interested in doing His will anyway. God has a plan for every believer and He wants us to try it out and prove that it is good (Romans 12:1,2). For those who are not interested in God’s will for them, He says: “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination” (Pr 28:9).

The above Bible verse is powerful – and plain. Take time to obey God and you can see answered prayers. What a joy it is when we see them being answered regularly! If you are too busy – that’s OK, but don’t expect your prayers to be answered, either.

The above prayer promise, if followed, would enable any believer to see the power of prayer and of God. He still answers prayer!

Bible Promise for the Day – God’s Promise of Love and Eternal Salvation

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

This verse is probably one of the most popular in the world, and it contains tremendous truths for the entire world. The first truth that all need to hear is that, in spite of all the trouble in the world today, God loves everyone in the world.

God’s end goal of that love is not to relieve the world of trouble or grief, as some people think He should – not yet, anyway, but it is to reconcile the world to Himself. Sin had caused an immense rift between God and mankind. Everyone is in the same boat. Many Bible verses tell us of this sin problem, such as this one in Romans 3:10: “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.”

Because God loved us, and wanted to bring us willingly back to Himself, He sent His Son to live with us, and then to die for us. Jesus’ death has paid for all our sin, but it must be accepted as payment for your sin. Anyone can be saved.

Since the full debt for your sins and mine has already been paid, all that is left is to receive God’s gift of pardon. The verse sums it up very well when it declares “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish.” They will escape Hell altogether and go to Heaven when they die – they are given eternal life.

Why will this happen? Simply because they received the forgiveness and pardon that God offered. Notice that the verse does not say that they will have eternal life if they keep the commandments, or if they join a certain church, or give up specific sins. No, all that is needed is to believe on Christ for the payment of their sins and their salvation. It is all in Jesus Christ. He became the Substitute that was needed.

Have you asked Him to forgive you, told Him you want to turn from sin and serve Him, and give you salvation? Today would be a good day for it.

Bible Promise of the Day – The Promise of Guidance

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 32:8,9 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.”

Many times in the Bible believers are given the promise that God will guide. The above Bible verses are merely one example.

As the verses teach, a believer can expect God to guide them through the day. This does not mean an audible voice or a roadmap. He speaks primarily through the Scriptures, and in our hearts, and sometimes through the circumstances we face.

The only way a Christian can hear Him speaking, however, is to walk close to Him. This means putting away known sin and making yourself available for service – all day long. As you know, it is easy to get too busy to hear Him speaking in your heart, and then opportunities are missed.

The Christian that wants God’s guidance can have it. As God tells us in this verse, don’t be like a horse or other animal that has to be forced to go this way or that. God loves us and he does not force us to obey Him. The child of God should love the Lord and gladly want to do His will, since it leads to blessing.

Oftentimes, when you do not know what to do, it is good to stop and ask for guidance and sit down and spend some extra time reading the Bible. If an answer does not come right away, you may need to wait for it – but stay in the Word and prayer. Be careful not to make decisions before praying about them and making sure you really want His will alone.

Bible Promise for the Day

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Getting God’s Grace When You Need It

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

In writing about Christ in the Bible verses just before this one, the Apostle Paul tells believers how they can avail themselves of the priesthood of Christ – now that He has ascended. Since Christ become a human like us, but without sin, we know that He cares for us and is prepared to help us when we need it.

Verse 15 tells us that Christ experienced life as we experience it, and all the things that go with it. Because of this, we should not feel strange in coming to Him for help – even in the little things.

Christ’s life on earth was partly so that He could help those believers that need it. He offers help in the form of mercy and grace, and He gives it from the Throne of Grace. Note that it is not a Throne of Judgment, or of wrath – but of mercy and grace towards those who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb!

He invites you to come, dear Christian, in faith, when you need His help. The truth is that the more you seek and obtain His help, the stronger you will be spiritually, able to experience greater victory, and capable of even better service for Him. Do not ever fear that you will come too often.