Day: 05/02/2015

Thursday is Verse Day @FaithUnlocked – Romans 10:1-13

Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire
and prayer to God for the Israelites
is that they may be saved.
For I can testify about them
that they are zealous for God,
but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
Since they did not know the righteousness of God
and sought to establish their own,
they did not submit to God’s righteousness.
Christ is the culmination of the law
so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law:
‘The person who does these things will live by them.’
But the righteousness that is by faith says:
‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?”’(that is, to bring Christ down)
‘or “Who will descend into the deep?”’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
But what does it say? ‘The word is near you;
it is in your mouth and in your heart,’
that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:
if you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,
and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.’
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile –
the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for,
‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
– Romans 10:1-13

Responding to “Golden Healing” with “An Exquisite Exhibit”

A companion (master)piece to my own post of a few days ago – the whole together reading greater than sum of the parts. Thank you Dr J!

Dr. J's Apothecary Shoppe

Ephesians 2--10

Recently I encountered the poem “Golden Healing,” on a wonderful blog “Faith Unlocked,” a collection of “Christian Poetry, quotes, and thoughts.” I was so impressed with the poem that I re-blogged it and wrote the following comment:

What an exquisite piece –a work of art crafted to convey the message that everything God does is on purpose. . . as for God, His way is perfect. Your poem brings to mind my favorite verse in the Bible–Romans 8:28:

And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God to them that are the called according to His purpose.

“Golden Healing” also brought to mind Ephesians 2:10, the inspiration for the following blog entry, which I am also re-posting”:

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us…

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