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Marked by Holy Living

Scripture reading for July 12th:  Psalm 13-15, 1st Corinthians 6

Key Scriptures:  1st Corinthians 6:9-11  “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you.  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

Paul clearly tells the Corinthian believers that those living in known sin will not have a part in the inheritance of the kingdom.  Practicing sin is not compatible with those who have been washed and sanctified by Jesus Christ.  The Spirit of God leads believers in repentance and a new life.  Practicing sinners will not be given an eternal inheritance in God’s family.

Psalm 15:1-2  “O Lord, who shall sojourn in Your tent?  Who shall dwell on Your holy hill?  He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; . . .”

Prayer:  Lord, I want to dwell with You for eternity.  May my profession of faith be backed up with holy living.  Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Thankful for prophetic voices!

Scripture reading for August 2nd:  Isaiah 16-19

Key Scriptures: “In that day men will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.  They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands, and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles and the incense altars their fingers have made.  In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth.  And all will be desolation.  You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress.”   Isaiah 17:7-10

Isaiah warned Damascus, a Gentile nation, of a coming day of God’s wrath and judgment.  God does nothing by judgment unless He warns people through the prophets.  (Amos 3:7)  He told them that if they failed to heed the Lord’s warning, they would experience ruined cities and desolation.  Forgetting God has terrible consequences!

A strong prophetic voice:  “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bard.  Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be?  You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.”  (2nd Peter 3:10-12)

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