Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pick and Choose?

November 20

Daily Bible Reading: James 2

Verse of the Day: James 2:10 – “ For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is become guilty of all.”

The Pharisees of Jesus day were guilty of selective obedience. They would pick and choose which parts of the law they would obey. They were strict on keeping the Sabbath or tithing, yet ignore or excuse away other parts. Unfortunately today, we are often guilty of this same thing. We condemn sin in others and excuse away sin in our lives.

God does not allow for “selective obedience.” Sin is sin is sin. The whole law has to be accepted, and any violation of any part of it means we have broken it. The Law is not a list of individual items it is a complete whole. This is why we cannot work our way, or earn our way into heaven. Having this bent to sin, I am guilty of breaking the Law of God. That is why we need the sacrifice of Jesus to make us right with God.

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for dying for me. Thank You for providing the way for me to be reconnected with the Father. Thank You!

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