Today’s Reading: Romans 1-2
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Key Verse: Romans 1:7
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints…
Today’s reading is a huge jump from Moses to Paul, Deuteronomy to Romans! The statistics prove that this two-year journey through the Bible, back and forth between the Old Testament and the New, is the most successful in actually completing a thorough reading…an excellent goal for this New Year!!! Please enlist your friends!!! Set a time to call a friend daily and compare notes…or post comments on the blogs. This can be the greatest Christian growth period ever!!!
Note the word “ALL” in the key verse…could it be that this would even include the Emperor? It would be almost 300 years yet before Emperor Constantine claimed himself to be a believer in Jesus. There was a great deal of work to do in the meantime. The Apostle Paul, writer of the book of Romans, begins here with the Jewish people who lived in Rome. It is believed that Paul wrote to the Romans in 56 A.D. from Corinth during his third missionary journey. It is not his first letter to the churches, but it is placed first because of its length and its vital importance to the understanding of salvation. Millions of people have followed “The Roman Road” to a personal faith in Jesus. The mileposts on the road are: (1) Romans 3:23 – “All have sinned.” Confess that we are sinners in need of the Saviour. (2) Romans 6:23 – “The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Receive God’s gift by confessing that we have received Jesus into our lives. (3) Romans 10:9-10 – Believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, and tell someone that we have received Him, believed in Him, and that we now believe we have eternal life in Him.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, I am walking “The Roman Road” again today. I confess before You my faith in You, and I commit to You that I’ll seek an opportunity to confess You with my mouth. Keep me daily, I pray, in the centre of Your will and purpose for me as a believer. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
It is believed that for a person in a coma, hearing is the last sense to go. The person cannot confess with their mouth, and I’ve told several in a comatose state to think their confession. I’ve seen eye movement that I think may indicate they’ve done it. As well, I’ve sought to minister to stroke victims who can’t speak, and they’ve confessed by nodding their heads in answer to a direct yes or no question. Some totally deaf people may not be able to speak a clear confession with their mouths, but have no doubt about it, their expressions of joy and their body language tell the story of their faith. For me, the moment I confessed Jesus with my mouth, I knew I was right with God. Just to confirm that faith, the next day after I went forward at an evangelist’s call, this 16-year-old went to the creek behind the house where I was living, and over and over as I walked along, I repeated John 6:37 and prayed, “You said, Lord Jesus, that if I come to You, You would receive me. You cannot lie! I’ve come to You. I believe in You. I know that You have received me.” By repeating that several times, it finally got through to my mind, my spirit, my heart and my soul. I’ve never doubted my eternal salvation since that time 64 years ago. Hallelujah!
Yours for all who are in Rome (our key verse) and for all who are in Canada, (where I am right now), and for all who are in the places where this blog is being read (where you are),
P.S. This is a blog for busy people, but Romans is such a powerful teaching book that if time permits, I suggest reading each chapter twice rather slowly so as to let the message saturate our entire beings!!!
Truly love having our daily scripture reading and commentary that goes along with it. It is precious, and I am ever grateful. Agreeing with David to read Romans twice, slowly, letting the essence of its virtue sink in. Knowing that God turned Saul into Paul, to speak this truth, that we would be moved by it, is a perfect example of God’s miraculousness. Delving into the Word, this morning, I was touched so deeply by the loving breath of the Holy Spirit, which had a profound effect on me–one of hope and reassurance. May you be blessed with that same love, today, fellow saints in the Lord!
But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you…Jn 16:7….And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit” Jn 20:22 NIV.
Ne’er My God, to Thee
Beverlee, I totally agree with your comment this morning. I will do my second reading of Romans 1and 2 tonight before sleep. It is a good reading.
I would be lost without this blog every morning. Well not lost hope you all know what I mean.
Thank you Maine’s family for carrying David’s legacy on. Each year I learn something new everyday.
God is good all the time, all the time God is good. Blessings to all today.
Amen Nan. That is a great idea to read it at night before going to sleep. I am going to put your suggestion into practice. Agreed in thanks to the Mainse family and 100 Huntley Street/Crossroads Ministry.
Agreeing with you…David’s blog is a wonderful legacy and blessing to me.
I have learned so much about the fatherly love of God through this blog….I m eternally grateful.
I am also grateful for all of your kind and insightful comments, and faithfulness in writing and responding each and ever day.
Thank You, Father God, for this amazing creation You made. Thank You for giving Your own Son, Jesus Christ, for us. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your unbreakable promises to us: for receiving us, never forsaking us, always being there for us, preparing a place for us… Help all Your people today to be like Paul, not ashamed of Your gospel because it is the power of God that brings Life and salvation to us. Quiet our hearts, Lord, and help us to trust in You in all we do. In Jesus’s great name, amen
Beautiful prayer, Rob. Thank you. Amen.
Amen and amen.
May the New Year ahead continue to teach us to daily ‘remove our old selves and put of the New.’( refer Ephes. 4:22-24) as we daily walk the “Roman Road of Faith, in Jesus.”
Thank you to ALL Bloggers; Mainse Family; 100 Huntley, for your thoughts, words, deeds and time that continues to inspire, comfort, heal, and help us all to grow in and stay grounded in The Living Word.
Perhaps William has a Poem on the Roman Road?
Well. I finally was able to get on the blog. I think, with so many people working from home & students learning from home, it becomes hard to get on line from time to time. My television was also affected. I pulled out all the cords & the coaxial cable (with instructions from Google), and everything worked well again! Loved the music, Beverlee. I let it run on & it’s beautiful. I just heard on Global News that my cable provider shut down today so I guess that was what affected my electronics. Have a safe & happy New Year’s first week!
That is interesting Doreen, because I have been having some technical issues, as well.
Thank you saints for all your prayers and inspiring comment. Also grateful for David Mainse’s blog and for Ron Mainse to keep this blog going. This has been an God inspired day for me as I attended an afternoon service at the church I attend at present, not my home community one. Afterward I felt inspired on the way home to visit some new people from ON and Que in my community. I had a delightful visit; they said they were believers and I am going to ask them if they would be interested in a Bible Study. Truly made some new friends. Then visited my nephew and his daughter, Natasha in grade 9 near me and felt such a burden as I heard she was vaping. She had gone down hill physically so could I ask you to pray for her. Her mother has to work all the time and she practically lives in her room. I have been quiet for two and a half years and now need to be about my Father’s business. I need your prayers as we seniors think we are not needed anymore but we are. Thank you and God bless you. I appreciate this prayer support.
You are very much needed, sister Ger. So happy you had a lovely day and met new Christians; other than worrying about your great-niece. Fear not, for we bring her to the House of Prayer. Our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and to the sancity of the Holy Spirit, we pray for Natasha. As sin has creeped at her door and brought her to vaping, we ask You to bring young Christians to her life. Surround her with Your Spirit that she feels loved and needed, Lord. The devil wants to isolate her and we rebuke him in the mighty Name of Jesus. Fill her with a sense of purpose, meaning and hope, God. Revive her Lord and bring her back to You that her soul will be restored. We know You can save her Lord for we have faith and place our trust in You. In Jesus’ precious name, we give our thanks and praise. Amen, amen, and amen.
Amen to all the Bloggers. Love your prayers and encouragment every day.
Prayers going out for everyone In Jesus Name.
Pray for my sister in law Pina she is not feeling to well.
Lifting your dear sister Pina up, Teresa, and praying for healing and comfort for her. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Psalm 33:20-22 ESV
Thank you thank you to Crossroads for keeping David’s 100words.ca blog continuing! Every day for at least 5 years or so… it has changed my life and transformed my heart and mind through the consistent reading of God’s word with David’s commentary, teaching and prayer! I also love Reynold’s amazing photographs each day. Blessings to his family and all those who still love and share this blog in David’s memory; this will always be his wonderful legacy…as are his many many 100 Huntley Street episodes.
Amen to the prayers for fellow bloggers and their varied requests and needs. may God bless each of you
Let’s also remember the USA tomorrow as they vote on their college votes and as Christians rally in D of C