Daily Bible Study

Daily Bible Study 10/9/18

Psalm 9:9-10

The LORD also will be a refuge for the appressed, a refuge in times of trouble. and they that know thy name will put their trust in thee,” for thou Lord hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

they that know thy name will put their trust in thee.

Ref: Ps.91:14>“Because he[fn] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

John 17:3>Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

2Cor.4:3>And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

Focus Point:   The gospel is open and revealed to everyone, except to those who refuse to believe. Satan is “the god of this age.” His work is to deceive, and he has blinded those who don’t believe in Christ.(2Cor.11:14-15). The allure of money, power, and pleasure blinds people to the light of Christ’s gospel. Those who reject Christ and prefer their own pursuits have unknowingly made Satan their god.

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

2Tim. 1:12>  That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.

1John 2:3-4>   We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.

Focus Point.   God will never forsake those who seek him. To forsake some is to abandon that person. God’s promise does not mean that if we trust in him we will escape loss or suffering; it means that God himself will never leave us no matter what we face.

A Message for Today

Day by Day by Grace (October 4th)

More on Contrasting Results for Self-Exaltation and Humility.

(Luke 18:13-14)

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, “God be merciful to me a sinner!”…everyone who exalts himself will be abased, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Focus Point:

The Pharisee did not go to the temple to pray to God but to announce to all within earshot how good he was. The tax collector went recognizing his sin and begging for mercy. Self-righteousness is dangerous. It leads to pride, causes a person to despise others, and prevents him or her from learning anything from God. The tax collector’s prayer should be our prayer because we all need God’s mercy everyday. Don’t let pride in your achievements cut you off from God.