Jesus alone saves!

Scripture reading for March 25:  Luke 16, Psalm 60, Proverbs 29

Key Scriptures:  Luke 16:16-17 “”The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached and everyone forces his way into it.   But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.””

Jesus always taught God’s Word in truth and confronted those who were not obeying the true meaning of that Word.  The Pharisees had a habit of judging Jesus and making fun of His teaching.  They used the Word of God to manipulate people for money, thinking that they were superior to ordinary sinners.  They judged some ‘sinners’ as unworthy of salvation.  In these verses, Jesus stated that God’s Law and the Prophets writing would never become obsolete.  It cannot be altered or used to force our way into God’s kingdom or to keep ‘sinners’ out.  The ‘good news’ was that all sinners could receive mercy by faith in Jesus.

Faith Confession:  Lord, thank You for the good news of the Gospel of Your kingdom!  Help me to live a life of faith and deliver me from compromise or manipulation of Your Word!

Psalm 60:11-12 “Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!  With God we shall do valiantly, it is He who will tread down our foes.”

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