Thursday, January 19, 2012

And when I'm doing well, help me to never seek a crown. For my reward is giving glory to you.*

Day 14
Something You're Reading

The Book of Ephesians. 
In the life of a Christian, one can become overly concerned with what we're doing for God, not what God has done for us. We become prideful, hypocritical, and smug. This is where Ephesians comes in handy. Paul writes often of grace as a gift. This gift is lavished on us by a loving God through the work of Jesus on the cross. Our lives are then filled with the Spirit. We had nothing to do with it. On top of that, our own salvation is not for our glory in the end, but God's. We are the ones taking part in His inheritance. 
I am reading out of the ESV Study Bible aka Self-Defense weapon in case of break-in.  This is one hefty Bible. The ESV is indeed a brawny book, but it is a most helpful book. The notes are easily understood,  there are charts to compare with the rest of God's word & maps. Oh, there are maps. 

I know that I MUST be reminded of my need for Christ, that I did not "get myself" to Jesus. He graciously came for me. He is my first love. 


Molly said...

Great reminder to start off my day with! Thanks Leigh!

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