Pastor Reginald Spight
Sinful habits are
hard to break on your own, but must be acknowledged by
asking God to help you.
David was conscience-stricken after he had counted the
fighting men, and he said to the Lord, “I have sinned
greatly in what I have done. Now O Lord I beg you, take
away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish
thing.” 2 Samuel 24:10
It just seems to be
human nature, as we grow in wealth and ability our
confidence moves from complete trust in the Lord to trust
in our resources. David trusted in the number of troops
rather than God being his only source.
Sinful handling of
sin further complicates matters leading to a downward
cycle of failure.
This week, ask God to keep you from trusting in your own
resources and abilities. If you would like for us to pray
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“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with
confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to
help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16"
In the winter of 2009, a large passenger plane made an
emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River. The pilot,
Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who landed the plane safely
with no casualties, was later asked about those moments in
the air when he was faced with a life-or-death decision.
“One way of looking at this,” he said, “might be that for
42 years I’ve been making small, regular deposits in this
bank of experience, education, and training. And on [that
day] the balance was sufficient so that I could make a
very large withdrawal.”
Most of us will at some time face a crisis. Perhaps it
will be a job termination or the results of a medical
test, or the loss of a precious family member or friend.
It is in those times that we must dig down deep into the
reserves of our spiritual bank account.
And what might we find there? If we have enjoyed a
deepening relationship with God, we’ve been making regular
“deposits” of faith. We have experienced His grace (2 Cor.
8:9; Eph. 2:4-7). We trust the promise of Scripture that
God is just and faithful (Deut. 32:4; 2 Thess. 3:3).
God’s love and grace are available when His children need
to make a “withdrawal” (Ps. 9:10; Heb. 4:16).
Great is Your
faithfulness, O Lord God! Each day I see You provide for
me and show me mercy. Thank You.
Remembering God’s faithfulness in the past strengthens
us for the future.
In today’s text Paul reminds the believers in the church
at Ephesus that their salvation is wholly God’s
doing—after all, dead things (v. 5) can’t do anything to
change their situation. But Paul doesn’t stop with the
reminder that it is God who makes us alive. He adds that
the goal of that gracious action is to show the
incomparable riches of God’s grace. God saves us to show
us who He is.