Bible Promise for the Day – Guided by the Word of God for Stability of Life

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

Psalm 37:31 “The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.”

A lot of things around us are unstable. Besides the unpredictableness of the weather, jobs and economy are certainly two other big areas of instability. Politics… well I don’t even need to talk about that – you already know.

Life is filled with a large degree of uncertainty. None of us is guaranteed tomorrow. The Bible speaks of this unpredictability in Proverbs 27:1: “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

Mistakes in life can be very costly, and you can come to regret wrong decisions for a long time – sometimes for a lifetime. The Christian, however, has a way to alter that uncertainty of life – and the regrets, too.

Instead of rambling about in life and hoping for the best, or trying to be happy, the true child of God has a Guidebook that is infallible. It is an infallible and a reliable Guidebook for life because it has an infallible Author – God Himself.

It is true that God does have a plan for every believer’s life. His plan for your life is perfect and good; but it is not a pain-free, successful beyond imagination kind of life. Also, popularity and riches may not be included in that plan. However, it is a plan that includes peace of heart and mind, real joy, victory over sin, confidence that God does not fail, and a life with no regrets. God’s presence and power will also accompany that life. Riches may not be included in the plan’s half for this world, but there can be unbelievable riches and power in the next.

As the above verse states, the key is to know the Word and have it in your heart. Yes, this means good old-fashioned memorization of important Scriptures. Your steps will be secure because God upholds those who serve Him faithfully according to His Word. It also may not be the most popular position to take in life; but if God is behind you – what does it matter what others say?

If you want a stable life, Christian, it’s time to get in the Word, read, study, memorize, and obey it – with God’s help. Go forward, and don’t look back. Let God prove that “none of his steps shall slide.”

Bible Promise for the Day – The Power of Grace Limits Sin

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

Romans 6:14 “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”

It was mentioned in yesterday’s daily devotional that grace is God providing an enabling to His people. This enablement gives believers the power to do all that God desires us to do, as well as to be what He wants us to be.

Grace enables the believer because it is literally God moving within and providing the necessary power. His grace must be obtained hourly, and even minute by minute. We are not ever independent of it, and when we try or forget this principle, we only fall flat on our face.

When we are submitted to Him, just as the verse promises, sin will not have power over you. While this verse refers to salvation, it is not only talking about salvation when it mentions the Law. It means sin cannot bring the believer back into a position of condemnation – even if you do sin again; and it also means that when Christ rules the heart, and the Spirit fills you, that sin will not have the victory.

Christ’s power truly cancels the power of sin. It frees the believer from its power, and believers need to recognize His power over it, and then act on it. Paul says in the verses following this one that grace enables us to serve God as we ought because we have been loosed from sin’s power.

The choice of who or what we serve after salvation is up to the believer. Although the power for victory over sin is available, the believer does have a choice. You can choose to serve Christ and walk in His power, or, ignore it and walk in the flesh (sin).

In the previous verse, Paul exhorts the believer to: “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”  Let’s go on and walk in His grace and power for His glory, that others may see what we have is real!

Bible Promise for the Day – Success for the Believer

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

Psalm 1:2,3 “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

The world talks an awful lot about success today. It seems that many people – leaders, gurus, etc., want to be the ones to charge you a lot of money to tell you how to do it. Many of them actually have succeeded in life and have the money to show for it.

The problem with this is that it is not the goal that God has in mind when He mentions success for the believer. Nor do the world’s methods lead to the riches that God wants to give you. Why such a vast difference? To the world, success means to go after and gain the things this life offers, and they have no thought for eternity.

Some Christian leaders like to talk about a health-wealth Gospel. They teach that if you are saved and right with God that you will be prosperous and wealthy. This teaching, of course, is not found in the Bible. What is promised in the New Testament is that God will take care of your needs as you serve Him faithfully.

Our Bible verses for today, Psalm 1:2,3, talk about meditating on the Word. The word “law” refers to the Bible. God wants us to meditate on His Book so that it will become the focus of our thoughts, which will then become the driving force behind our actions.

The meditation on the Word spoken of here is not like some forms of secular meditation where you focus on nothing and empty your mind. God never wants His children to empty their mind. Instead, He desires that we fill our minds with the pure Word of God and think about Him and His truths. This will often result in:

  • Praise to Him
  • Direction for our lives and service toward God
  • Cleansing of our hearts and minds
  • Leading in our actions toward others.

These two verses tell us that God will bless all we do on the condition that we meditate daily on His Word and conform our lives to it. His Word is powerful and it can change your thoughts and lives – to where God will be able to bless you. Daily meditation is easiest when we memorize key verses, then we can think on them at various times during the day.

Now Christian, there’s the promise. Do you want to have success and blessing from Him? There’s the key! What verse will you memorize and think about today?