Today is May 15, 2019

Verse of the Day — John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son . . .


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Why did God want to save sinners??


MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY

The Bible indicates at least three reasons that God wanted to save sinners:

  1. This was undeniably the ultimate demonstration of God’s love. His love for us was shown in His gift–His Son.

    God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8
  2. Salvation stands as a display of His grace for eternity:

    So that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. —Ephesians 2:7
  3. God wanted the world to see depraved sinners doing good works through the Holy Spirit.

    For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works . . . —Ephesians 2:10
Without Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, none of these things would have been possible.

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QUESTION FOR THE DAY

Regarding the GML about the husband in adultery, there were a couple of responses we would like to address briefly:

  • “Adultery is a Biblically acceptable reason for divorce.”
  • “She has biblical grounds for divorce; why do you think Jesus gave her that out?”
  • “Adultery is one sin Jesus declared was a reason for divorce.”

ANSWER:

No! Jesus confirmed divorce was an alternative to the Jews under Law, but our instructions in the Church Age say we are to “love {our spouses} as Christ loved the Church” (Ephesians 5:25).

Since Christ would never divorce the Church, we should never divorce our spouse, for any reason. We can “do all things through {Christ}” (Philippians 4:13) because we have the power of the Holy Spirit living in us. Those living under law had no such permanent indwelling.

God said, “I hate divorce” (Malachi 2:16). He also said what He has joined together, “let no MAN separate” (Mark 10:9). God wants every marriage to stay intact, regardless of how bad the situation has become. If it takes a long time to be reconciled, so what? You are always better off allowing God to fix your problems, even if it takes 10 or 20 years.

When you vow to God at your wedding, with witnesses, that you are getting married “for better or worse,” you can’t leave just because you get “worse.”

Additional resource for this GML:

You can download and watch a DVD about divorce for free from the Compass Digital Store by clicking on the title below—no credit/debit card needed.

Satan’s Top 10 Lies: Lie #1 Divorce Is the “Unpardonable” Sin for Christians – Bill Perkins

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