Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF June 25, 2018

Better Promises

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What we believe has everything do to with how we live. Every day we see people “going through the motions” because they’re trying to satisfy a set of external rules and regulations, but not believing in what they’re doing. When we decide how we want to live our lives, having faith in God’s favor instead of our own efforts takes tremendous pressure off of us to perform.

The Old Testament Law of Moses required the people to obey, first, before God could bless them. The law was too perfect for an imperfect people, and God was prevented from keeping His promises because the people continually failed to keep their part of the agreement. Jesus finally came to establish a more excellent ministry and be the mediator of a better covenant established on better promises. Although the old covenant was useful in its proper age, the new covenant allows God to be merciful to people’s unrighteousness and remember their sins and iniquities no more.

Under the old agreement, the people were trapped under a heavy yoke of sin. The purpose of the law was to make men more conscious of their sinfulness, but the law was only intended to last until Jesus came. Because of Him, sin no longer has dominion over us; we’re now not under the law, but under grace. The new covenant doesn’t depend on what we do, but on what Jesus already did.

We’re now the beneficiaries of God’s grace. Even in our weakest times when we don’t believe, Jesus remains faithful to us because He can’t deny Himself. If we don’t believe in this grace, then we’ll continue to slog along in our own self-efforts. If we do believe, our lives are dramatically changed for the better.

Prayer:


Lord, before Jesus came the people had to toil endlessly to be righteous, but their efforts were never good enough. We’re grateful that You sent Your Son to rescue us from the hopelessness of self-effort. We now have a better promise through Christ, Who is the perfect expression of Your favor toward us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:


  • Hebrews 8:6, 12
  • Galatians 3:19, AMPC
  • Romans 6:14
  • 2 Timothy 2:13

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