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The Daily Breath of God
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Monday, January 18 2016

Don't fool yourselves.  Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people - none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.  Some of you were once like that.  But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NLT

These actions described here are the results of the sinfulness of our natural nature.  There has never been a family, a community, a state or a nation that has become better when these sins are the habits of its people.  The sadness of our time is that our nation not only does these things but now calls them good an acceptable. None of these will inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that.  But there is a living truth that our Lord has provided in the midst of all this, it is called grace. You were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.  Grace is God's love in Jesus Christ to not only release us from habits that are filthy by nature, but to create a new nature that brings righteousness, peace and joy  (Romans 14:17,18). Grace can produce habits that have their foundation in God's love and in that place there is no moral rot.  Today allow the life of his grace to set you free from habits that do not bless you or anyone else.  In his grace you have been made right as sons and daughters, so now let you behavior praise him. This freedom is now and forever yours because of his grace in you.  Enjoy!

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