Saturday, November 1, 2008

Devotional of the Week November 2-8

Romans 10:5-17

"For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring Christ up again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalf confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whomsoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel, For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

Take comfort in knowing that God is a God of all peoples. He is not just the God of the Jews, or the God of white people, black people, or red people. He is the God of us all, regardless of our nationality or ethnic background. Because we are all His people, we can rest assured that His promises in the Bible are for us all, and are not just for a special group of people. We can read His word and claim His promises for our lives, just as the children of Israel claimed His promises for their lives. In His love, Jesus has broken down the partition and wall of separation, that separates us from God. We can therefore go with confidence before God with our requests, needs and wants, knowing that He hears us when we call upon Him.

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