DIG for Saturday the 14th of March…..read all the Bible not just wee bits…..Romans 3 v 23

When I opened my Bible this morning I found that I was at Romans 3 and 4.

I noticed the one bit of highlighting that was on Romans 3 v 23, and was reminded that this was a verse I highlighted many years ago.

I was in a “different place” in terms of doctrine and theology back then and this highlight is a picture of that different place.

I had been focussing on the negative part of this passage, rather than the positive parts either side of it.

The teaching I was receiving was more about the sinning rather than the righteousness, justification or redemption.

From this I can see that my focus, or what I was mainly meditating upon was wrong.

This passage of Scripture is not about how we are all sinners and have come short of the standard that God has set.

It is all about how through the finished work of Jesus Christ that issue has been sorted!

Through faith in Jesus we have been made as righteous as God (Romans 3 v 22).

Through faith in Jesus we have been justified as a free gift and have been redeemed, or bough back (Romans 3 v 24).

Those are the truths we should be focussing on rather than the sin bit.

If I ever get a new Bible I will be highlighting Romans 3 v 22 and 24 this time!

Focus on and speak out about the goodness of God, as that is what will lead men to repentance (Romans 2 v 4).

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that the sin issue has been dealt with and that as a gift of grace through Faith in Jesus I am righteous and justified and have been redeemed”.

Romans 3 v 23…..For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God


DIG for Friday the 13th of March…..be satisfied with Jesus…..John 14 v 8

In this passage Philip displays an attitude that is prevalent in the church today.

Jesus has just said that if you saw Him you saw the Father, and Philip then says that if He showed them the Father that would satisfy them (John 14 v 8).

What is going on here?

What Philip is really saying is, “yes we have seen you Jesus, but that is not enough”.

He may not explicitly be saying this but that is what he means.

He is looking for more than Jesus, more to be satisfied; Jesus is not enough to him, or he has not recognised that Jesus is enough.

This mind-set is still alive and well today, with believers looking for “more” or the next “new thing”.

Speaking like this just shows that they have not recognised the sufficiency of Jesus.

Because of faith in Jesus we already have all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1 v 3) and have all we need for life and godliness (2Peter 1 v 3).

These are made manifest in our lives through knowledge of Him.

We would all be a lot better looking to Jesus than looking for “more” or for the next “new thing”.

Jesus and His finished work is more than enough; He is our sufficiency.

Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for Jesus and for His finished work and thank you that through this I already have all that I will ever need”.

John 14 v 8…..Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and if sufficeth us