I began doing these devotionals and prayer time each day as a way to provide a consistent means of sharing with our congregation for our Keswick Chapel service when the coronavirus stopped our meeting each week. I did not start this until June as things have been slowly evolving and this is where we are today. At the end of this post please see the link to YouTube for the video version of this devotion and prayer. My goal is not to “fill” time, the goal is to give us all something to chew on through the day. I pray this will be a blessing to you all.
Today, we are looking at four different passages or verses and how we look at these for our life today. Starting with Psalm 133:1, Psalm 129, Romans 3:21-26, and Ephesians 3:16-17.
Psalm 133:1 speaks to the blessing of being unified. In unity, we are able to realize the joy that God envisions for our life in Jesus Christ.
In the Romans passage, Paul is pointing out to the Church at Rome, once again, that God does not differentiate between the Jew and the Gentile. His plan of salvation through the blood of Jesus is meant for all of humanity. Paul says, “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. “There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by HIS grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (TNIV)
In conclusion: the righteousness of God is given by faith to all who believe. Since God see no difference between the Jew and Gentile, then we should see no difference between members in the body of Christ. At the end of the day the only difference God does see is the difference that exists between those who have accepted by faith Christ and those who have not, period.
We, as Christians, are unified in and through the Blood of Jesus Christ. This is our common ground and the place where we start and finish as brothers and sisters in Jesus.
Blessings to you today. Pastor Robert Wallace
Here is the link for today’s devotion and prayer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aKZP5TnLoW0