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Strength for Today


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Strength for Today

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"How blessed is the man whose strength is in You..." (Psalm 84:5)

What a wonderful opportunity you have as a Christian in this modern age to open up the Bible and, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, glean its rich truths for yourself. Your vitality as a Christian depends on doing just that. For only through consistent Bible study and prayer do you gain the spiritual strength to navigate each day with wisdom, grace and integrity.

Offering significantly more than the typical thematic or topical anecdotes of some other devotionals, the in-depth Bible exposition of this daily study gives you a firmer grasp on many of the great passages of scripture—passages that speak at length of Christian character, the meaning behind Christ's death and resurrection, and how we benefit from life's trials.

After a year in God's Word with this book as your companion, you will find that both your walk with Christ and your faith have grown stronger—all because you committed yourself to a daily, in-depth study of the scriptures, and to learning more about the God who is your Strength.

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Commitment to God's Standards

"I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called" (Eph 4:1)

Just as organizations have rules their members must follow, God has standards Christians must live by.

When someone is part of a group, he or she is obligated to follow its laws or standards. American citizens are required to obey the laws of the United States. Employees must conform to the rules of their company. Athletic teams are expected to listen to their coach.

Most of us want to be part of a group because with belonging comes acceptance. This desire to conform can be quite strong, sometimes dangerously so. During Jesus' time, "many even of the rulers believe in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God" (Jn 12:42-43). Those rulers where so committed to their religious system that they damned their souls by rigidly adhering to its code.

Some people think belonging to the church is different though. They want the blessings, rights, and privileges of being a child of God, but they're unwilling to conform to the biblical standards. But God expects Christians to live a certain way. Paul told the Corinthian believers to remove from their midst all who live immorally (1 Co 5:1-2). In 2 Th 3:6 he says, "Keep aloof from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us."

Since people can join athletic teams and businesses and follow the rules, since people can be so fearful of being cast out of their society that they forfeit their souls, since people can be so devoted to things that don't matter, shouldn't Christians make an even greater commitment to what matters most? In Eph 4:1-6 Paul tells us how we can "walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which [we] have been called" (v. 1). Let's commit ourselves to obey God as we learn what He requires of us.

Suggestions for Prayer: Ask God to show you areas where your commitment to Him is lacking, and for help in strengthening those areas.

For Further Study: Read John 9. What were the parents of the man born blind most committed to? What effect did that commitment have on them?

Selected text from Strength for Today. Copyright (c) 1997 by John F. MacArthur, Jr. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author(s)

John MacArthur is the pastor of Grace Community Church in California and president of The Master's College and Seminary, as well as a best-selling author. He can be heard on the "Grace to You" radio program, which broadcasts daily across the country to nearly 300 stations.

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