“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” – 2Timothy 3:16-17(NIV)
LIGHT FOR NOW: If it’s not about Christ, it is not the Gospel
The Gospel is a message of a person. If it’s not about the person of Jesus, then it’s not the Gospel. The believer has no business equating godliness with material things. Jesus is our satisfaction. Godliness with contentment is great gain. It is dangerous to equate spirituality with material wealth, you become a destitute. The believer has the joy of salvation. Once you lose that joy, depression sets in. The Gospel is the message of Christ and it is the power of God unto salvation. The New Testament makes the Old Testament retired. The Bible in Hebrews 8:7-9 says, “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to lead them out of the Land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant and I regarded them not, saith the Lord”.
The ministration of the old covenant was death and the ministration of the New Testament gives life. The old covenant was life before the cross and the new covenant is life after the cross. The law was not for the believer in Christ Jesus. It was for the sinners. The covenant in Christ predated the law. The law was an addendum to what God had already planned for man. It was an addition. Galatians 3:17-19 says, “And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect”. The old covenant was based on what you can do while the new covenant is based on what Christ has done. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Let go of the old. Embrace the new
CONFESSION: Father, I thank you for making me a partaker of the glorious Gospel of Christ in Jesus name, Amen.
QUOTE: The New covenant makes the old covenant retired.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 12, EVENING: PSALMS CHAPTER 6