MARCH 18: You Are Holy
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When you wake up each morning, do you see yourself as a saint or as a sinner? If the latter, consider this:
- You, …are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. Romans 1:7
- I am writing to God’s holy people… Ephesians 1:2
- I am writing, to you who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:1
- I am writing to God’s chosen people… 1 Peter 1:1
- God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:5
These passages are just a brief snapshot of what the Scriptures say about all who have professed faith in Christ. They affirm that you are deeply loved by God. Holy. A Saint. You belong to God and to Christ. You are chosen. You are part of God’s family. If transformation includes knowing who you are and whose you are, these verses offer a glimpse into the transformation God has made in you and is continuing to make in you.
READING & JOURNALING:
In your Study Bible of choice, read through the commentary notes for today’s reading. What if anything did you learn about God or how God sees you?
Do you struggle to believe that God sees you as holy, a saint, that you belong to Him, that you are chosen, and that you are part of God’s family? If so, why do you think that is?
Heavenly Father, I confess there are many days in which I see myself more as a sinner than as a saint. Continue to help me see myself in the same way You do. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Ezra 1 & 2
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