Today's Verse: Galatians 5:6

Sunday, January 11, 2015

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
— Galatians 5:6
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

What matters most? Priorities are critical to our everyday lives to be successful and productive. This is equally true in our discipleship. We want to concentrate on what is vital, essential, and most important. Paul reminds us what is essential: Faith showing itself in loving actions. Faith that does not show itself in loving and helpful actions is dead and is not faith — it is dead on arrival (James 2:14). Jesus wants our faith to express itself in vibrant and loving service.

My Prayer...

Almighty God, please forgive me for the times I have lost sight of what is essential and focused on what is peripheral. Please forgive me for the times when my interests and concerns were more important to me than loving service to others and helping them with their needs. Please give me eyes to see the people you would have me serve today so others may know Jesus' love, and I can keep on target with what is essential. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Galatians 5:6 — For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

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