Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Little children, abide in him

Daily Light Devotions - May 31 - Evening

Little children, abide in him.

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 1

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 2

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-- not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 3

You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 4

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 5

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 6

1 1 John 2:28;
2 James 1:6-8;
3 Gal 1:6-8;
4 Gal 5:4,7;
5 John 15:4,7;
6 2 Cor 1:20

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