Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/16/14

This week’s scripture is from Romans:

Jesus Christ“… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”    (Romans 3:23-24)

We thank the Lord for His mercy and grace for we live in a fallen world where sin and death abound, where darkness opposes the light. Once we dwelt in darkness; we lived in a sinful state, and we did not know the light of God’s love, but through the grace of His son Jesus Christ we have been forgiven and reconciled to God. Hallelujah! Yet try as we might to stay in the light we stumble at times in thought or deed into the darkness of sin. Righteousness escapes us; we fall short. But we are not beyond His redeeming love, for the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and faithful to forgive. Let us search our hearts and remember to seek the Lord’s forgiveness; let us rejoice in Him and be glad.

May the Lord bless you by his grace and embrace you with his love.

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