Daily Reflection
October 13th, 2008

Bob Berry

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In our daily life, we struggle with those things that causes us to stumble or to succeed. The ability to exercise our freedom to learn and live as a Christian should become more paramount. Jesus came not to do away with the Law, but to fulfill it. If we seek our freedom through Jesus, we are free indeed.

In Galatians 4 and 5, Paul emphasizes that the gospel he preaches, is the only gospel. There is no other way to obtain salvation or live the Christian life. After rebuking the Galatians for so easily believing other teachings, he reminds them that the gospel he preached came direct from God, and that it offers salvation by faith alone. Abraham was saved by believing the law of Moses. Paul emphasizes that the cross of Christ, not the law of Moses, is the basis of the Gospel.

Psalms 113 states that those that have been long barren, are sometimes made to be fruitful. We can look back to Sarah and Rebecca, Rachel, Hannah, and Sampson’s mother, and even Elizabeth. In such instances, God has looked on the afflictions of his handmaids and taken away their reproach. Therefore there should be great thanksgiving. Praise you the Lord.

In Luke 11:29-32, Jesus answers the question of ‘What is the sign we may expect from God for the confirmation of our faith?’ After all of the many signs that had been given them, the greatest and most important proof of Christ being sent of God, was the resurrection of Christ from the dead. What is the sign that God expects from us for the evidence of our faith? It is the serious practice of that religion we profess, and a readiness to entertain all divine truth.

The realization of our salvation is by the Grace of God, which causes us to praise him with thanksgiving and fully live the life of a Christian.

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