FridaySeptember 19, 2014

Daily Devotional

Relationship over religion

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: September 19, 2014

From Series: Mythbusters

In Topics: All, Grace, Jesus, Relationships, Salvation

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“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God… And that is what some of you were. 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.” 1 Corinthians 6:9, 11

Think

All of us are natural born sinners. We all battle the temptation to choose the wrong path in life. We all want to do our own thing. But when we choose our own path, we begin travelling a direction that leads away from the great things God has for us. And many people try to “earn” their way back to God. But we can’t earn it.

The great news, as we read today, is that it doesn’t matter what our “were” is. It doesn’t matter what we’ve done in the past, what path we’ve chosen to follow. A new direction is waiting for us when turn to Christ and pursue a relationship with Him! Remember, it’s not about religion; it’s about a relationship!

Pray

Thank God for the second chance that He has given you. If you are ready to accept a second chance through Jesus, follow this simple prayer, and discover your new life today!

Act

If you are ready to be washed, sanctified and justified, as today’s verse talks about, text “#YourName” to 32898 and let us know that you are ready to make that decision! If you’ve made that choice, share that truth with someone you know. And help them discover the path that leads to the kingdom of God.