Archive for July 7, 2008

Hebrews 10:22

In Hebrews 10:22, the author encourages us to draw near to God with an assurance based upon Jesus’ sacrifice.

Hebrews 6:11 emphasizes that we can experience the feeling of assurance when we live the Christian life with diligence.  This does not mean that we need to earn salvation, but it does remind me that I’ll feel better about my standing with God when I’m doing the right things!

Categories: bible

1 Timothy 3:13

In 1 Timothy 3:13 in the NASB, the word “confidence” is used in place of the NIV’s “assurance.”

The better one serves Jesus, the more confident a person can become in his faith.

My annual spritual goal this year is to grow in faith.  The way I will achieve this goal is by serving Jesus better and better.

One of the best ways to serve is by teaching my summer school students with excellence.  This is a spiritual discipline because I have been humbled in this position two of the past three years.  I realize that I cannot succeed alone in this challenge.

Categories: bible
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