Devotional Thought for Today – 05/12/2021

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Titus 2

Titus 2 along with the epistles of 1st and 2nd Timothy are letters to church pastors. Written by the Apostle Paul about local church leadership.

Here in Titus 2, we have three (3) basic divisions according to Matthew Henry: The duties which become sound doctrine (here meaning set policy). (1-8) Believing servants must be obedient. (9,10) All is enforced from the holy design of the gospel, which concerns all believers. (11-15).

One of my favorite verses of scripture comes from Paul’s 1st discourse to the church at Corinth 15th Chapter v.19; If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hoped only in this life [and this is all there is], then we are of all people most miserable and to be pitied (AMP). Here too, In my opinion, Paul was reminding us what Christ Jesus had first said in Matthew 6:18-21 that our treasure (hope) is not in this world but in the eternal world to come.

There is something comforting to me, knowing that my future, my HOPE is not dependent upon mankind and its inherent faults. The world today says it is all about me, selfishness rules, (just drive on the highway and look at the folks distracted with cell phones) and getting whatever you want by whatever means is okay.

It is truly a BLESSED HOPE all true believers share awaiting the GLORIOUS appearance of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. His triumphant second coming will make the beginning of the eternal kingdom and the true glorification of all his chosen saints.


John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible- Titus 2:13, Titus 2:14

Father God,

Thank You for that Blessed Hope that we have in Jesus. I pray that I may be ever looking to Him in the knowledge that He has promised to come to take me to be with Himself in the heavenly realm. In Jesus’ name, I pray that in Your way and in Your time, He will return for His Church and that I would be ready.

Thank You that I have been redeemed with the precious blood of Christ. Thank You that I have been imputed with His prefect righteousness and His abundant life. Thank You that I have been redeemed from sin and lawlessness and been baptised into the body of Christ, so that together we may become a people for His own possession – eager to be used by You …until it is not I that live in this body but Christ Who lives in me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

Modified from: https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Titus/2/13/Titus/2/14

PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 03 March

p-day-by                   HEAVEN AND SIN

 There shall in no wise enter into any thing that defileth – Revelation 21:27

 In heaven they may feel the want of evil, but never the evil of want. – Edward Willan

 He that keeps earth by wrong cannot expect heaven by right. – William Gurnall

 They who are not made saints in a state of grace shall never be saints in glory. – Robert Leighton

 Taken from: The Puritans Day by Day © The Banner of Truth Trust 2016

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PURITAN QUOTE(S) FOR TODAY – 09 February

p-day-byGOODNESS OF THE SAINTS

 I myself am also persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye yourselves are full of goodness… – Romans 15:14 (R.V.)

 Let’s the Pope’s calendar only saint the dead, the Scripture requires sanctity in the living. – William Jenkyn

 If I cease becoming better I shall soon cease to be good. – Oliver Cromwell

 True piety {goodness} hath true plenty. – George Swinnock

 Taken from: The Puritans Day by Day © The Banner of Truth Trust 2016

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TULIP and its Origins

Re-blogged from : December 28, 2016

Since the beginning of its history the Christian church has evolved.  From its inception with Jesus and the Apostles it has morphed into many branches and theologies.  After the start of the Protestant Reformation Lutheranism got its start in Germany.  Meanwhile is Switzerland reformed theology was born on January 19, 1523 when, Ulrich Zwingli, issued sixty-seven articles which were the first code of the Swiss reformed church[1]….

Continued at : Source: TULIP and its Origins