Friday, August 28, 2015

The Doctrine of Faith

CALL TO PRAYER
Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders?
—Exodus 15:11
PSALM
Look to the Lord and to his strength,
and seek his face always.
The works of wonder he has done
remember now in praise.
—Psalm 105:4-5
Suggested tune (Horsley):
TEXT OF THE DAY
Well then, does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you by your doing the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?
—Galatians 3:5
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
[Paul asks:] Did Christ, by my ministrations, communicate to you your gifts and graces, or work the miracles attesting my mission and doctrine through my preaching, or your performing the works of the law, to bring about your justification before God? Or were they not rather conferred upon you by means of your hearing and embracing the doctrine by faith in Christ? And was not this God's testimony that your justification is in no respect owing to the works of the law, but only to Christ and his righteousness?
Self-Interpreting Bible, 1778
MORNING PRAYER
My life is a gift, O God, and each day a miracle. I live and believe by your grace alone. Forgive me when I flit here and there, searching for proof, when you have sealed me with your Spirit and provide evidence of your love with each breath that I take and every longing of my heart; in Jesus' Name.


No comments:

Post a Comment