Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ending with Grace




December 31

Daily Bible Reading: Malachi 1 - 4

Verse of the Day: Malachi 4:6 – “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

What a difference we find at the close of the Old Testament, and of the New Testament. 

The Old Testament closes with the pronouncement of a curse, while the New Testament ends with the grace of Jesus. As we end this past year tonight, consider – are you entering the New Year looking back on a life that was filled with regrets? Are you entering the New Year seeking to find and hold on to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ? As we pass from this old year into the new, may we seek to follow the Lord and be used by Him in His plan. Take time tonight to prepare for a new start, with a clean heart, in a right relationship with the One who gave all, that we might gain all.

Prayer: Lord, we bow humbly before you today, cleanse us, ready us, and use us in the New Year. Amen.




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