Pensamento:

Ai, ai, certamente eu não gostaria de fazer parte da lista de coisas que Deus detesta! Tais coisas são uma abominação a Ele. O que é um coração perverso? É um coração que permite que o maligno, impureza, avareza, desonestidade e violência controlem as atitudes, pontos de vista e opiniões de uma pessoa. Jesus nos lembra que um coração perverso aparece nas ações externas da pessoa. Como mudar o nosso coração? Vindo a Deus com arrependimento, confessando a nossa aliança com o maligno e pedindo para Deus nos purificar e nos fazer novos pelo seu Espírito Santo.

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Can any of us say, "I am confident that the Lord will say, 'Well done, good and faithful servant'"? We can't make a claim to be blameless in our own achievements. We are blameless, but not because of our perfection. We are blameless because Jesus' sacrifice has forgiven and cleansed us and the Holy Spirit is working to perfect our behavior so it matches our standing in grace before God (2 Corinthians 3:18). Paul could tell Timothy that he had been the worst of sinners (1 Timothy 1:12-17), yet he was confident that he had done what God had called him to do and he would wear a glorious crown of righteousness when Jesus comes again (2 Timothy 4:6-8). His assurance was because of God's grace in Jesus (1 Timothy 1:15-17). I don't know about you, but I am thankful to know that we can bring the LORD delight as our children bring us delight even though they are not fully mature or perfect in their behaviors. We pursue blamelessness because of Jesus' sacrifice. God views us blameless because of that same sacrifice.

Oração:

Crie em mim, ó Deus, um coração puro e renove a presença do seu Espírito Santo dentro de mim. No nome de Jesus eu oro. Amém. || Veja a imagem: http://www.iluminalma.com/img/il_proverbios11_20.html

My Prayer...

May my words and my actions bring you delight, O LORD, my God! You have done so much for me, dear Father, I want to bring you great joy as I seek to live blamelessly before you trusting in your grace to make me what I cannot be on my own efforts! In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Os pensamentos e a oração do Devocional Para Hoje são de autoria de Phil Ware. "Você pode enviar perguntas ou comentários para phil@verseoftheday.com."

Today's Verse Illustrated


Inspirational illustration of Provérbios 11:20

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