DIG for Tuesday the 13th of June…..from that to this; we have so much to be thankful for…..Ephesians 2 v 19

I am preaching through the letter to the Ephesians at MGF at the moment and I am being blessed by the way Paul describes what we were to who we are now.

This letter explains really well the state we were in before we trusted in Jesus and what we have now as a gift of grace through faith.

The differences are mind blowing!

We were once dead in sin (Ephesians 2 v 1 and 5) but we are now saved by grace (Ephesians 1 v 5 and 8).

We were once strangers to God and without hope in the world (Ephesians 2 v 12) but we are now in Christ Jesus, full of all the hope we need (Ephesians 2 v 13).

We are no longer foreigners to God as we are now fellow citizens with the saints in his Kingdom (Ephesians 2 v 19).

We were once children of wrath (Ephesians 2 v 3) but we are now sons and daughters of the Living God, having been adopted into His family (Ephesians 1 v 5).

This makes me realise that we have so much to be thankful for.

Now, you may be saying that things are not going well for you at the moment, and that may be the case.

But at least you can be thankful for all these changes that have taken place as a gift of grace through faith.

We all have many things to be thankful for irrespective of our current physical conditions in this world.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for where you have taken me from and for what you have given me and made me in Christ”.

Ephesians 2 v 19…..Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God


DIG for Monday the 12th of June…..Jesus also knew the importance of the Word of God…..Luke 24 v 27

Yesterday in DIG I wrote about the role of the Word in helping with our discipleship; indeed the Word is fundamental in the process of us knowing the truth.

Jesus also knew the importance of the Scriptures, the importance of the Word of God.

As He was being tempted in the wilderness He used the Word three times to defeat the lies of the devil (Matthew 4 v 4, 7 and 10).

On the road to Emmaus Jesus used the Word to show the believers who He really was (Luke 24 v 27).

When the disciples of John the Baptist asked Jesus if He really was the Messiah, Jesus pointed them to the Scriptures that He had fulfilled (Matthew 11 v 3 to 6).

Jesus knew that the answers He and others needed were in the Word.

He needed this to refute the devil and the others needed the Word to see who He really was.

The same is true today.

We need the Word as much as Jesus did.

We can use the Word to tell the devil where to go with his lies and we need the Word to reveal the truth about whom Jesus is and what He has done.

Are you better than Jesus in thinking that you don’t need the Word of God?

I don’t see them so often now but do you remember the “WWJD” wristbands that people wore?

I’ll tell you what Jesus would do; He would use the Word of God and I recommend that you do the same!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the freedom we had to read and listen to your Word”.

Luke 24 v 27…..And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself