March 8: “Stumbling into Sin and Being Restored”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings

Today’s Bible Reading:

Exodus 19
Luke 22
Job 37
2 Corinthians 7

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

“Simon, Simon, look out. Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:31-32‬ (‭CSB)‬‬

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

We learn some very powerful lessons in the verses that I have chosen for today.

  • Satan’s forces want to harm Jesus-followers.
  • Satan’s forces cannot do anything to us without getting God’s permission first.
  • Jesus intercedes on our behalf – and His prayers are always answered in the affirmative.
  • The biggest thing Jesus prays for us is for our faith in Him not to ultimately fail.
  • When we momentarily fail, Jesus desires that we come back to Him.
  • When we experience God’s overwhelming graced, we can testify to the reality of that grace to others and strengthen them in their own trials.

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Lord Jesus, I have often stumbled into sin and experienced Your forgiveness. I pray that You would help me to share the good news of Your grace with others who so desperately need to know that there is a God of second chances. Amen.

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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