Thursday, August 20, 2015

Do What it Says

Exodus 38:8
Then Bezalel made the bronze washbasin and it's bronze stand from bronze mirrors donated by the women who served at the entrance of the tabernacle.

The priests were commanded to wash in this washbasin. This is akin to the way spending time in the word can wash us clean of the filth we've acquired by living in the world.

This washbasin was made from mirrors which was no coincidence. This reminds us that it is not enough to just read the Bible, we must do what it says.

James 1:22:25
But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don't obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don't forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

Lord, please help me to remember the things you teach me from your word so that I can obey. Holy Spirit, please remind me of the things I am learning and give me strength to oppose my sinful nature and obey. In Jesus' name, amen.

Salvation Not By Works
Titus 3:5
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:5
Salvation Not By Works

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