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How to Act Like a True Christian – Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

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” Never be wise in your own sight.” 
Romans 12:16c

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

 ” Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.’”
Jeremiah 9:23-24

  • Where does wisdom come from (Proverbs 2:6)?
  • We may believe that we have such great ideas, or our knowledge surpasses others. But what is the truth about our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9)?
  • According to Jeremiah 9: 23-24, in what do we boast?
  • We are to boast that we know Him. Not that we are wise, or mighty or rich… No that He is the Lord!!!!  What are the attributes of God that underlined in verse 24?
  • God is so far beyond our complete understanding, but we know our wisdom comes from Him. We know that His love is steadfast, He makes us righteous, and His justice will prevail. In a time when human wisdom is often hailed as truth, what do these verses reveal?

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Wisdom comes from the Lord… Continue to search out His word so that His wisdom will be yours! Praying for you!

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Confess and Believe

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Romans 10:9-13

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 10:9 ESV

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  •  What does v. 9 say about your path to salvation?
  • What does it mean to you to have your justification (God pronouncing you righteous) come through  believing with your heart – is it different from believing with your mind?
  • What must accompany the internal change of heart (v. 10b)?
  • Ask the Spirit to help you, and use this passage as a guide to write a confession of faith.
  • Then pray it out loud!

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Pray that the Holy Spirit deepens your faith in our awesome God and His Son who came to save you!  I will be praying for you! 

Working in You…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Philippians 1:6

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 1:6 NIV

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  • He’s not finished with you yet! When you became a follower of Christ – He began His good work in you. Write about the changes that you’ve seen in your life as you seek him.
  • Can you see any parts of your life that need some shaping. Give them to God here and ask Him to guide you through the process of transformation.

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to the person God sees when He looks at you & then get out of the way and let Him do the work !  I will be praying for you! 

If You…Then…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Proverbs 2:1-5

“If you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
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Proverbs 2:4-5 ESV

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  • Here we see action & effect. Write down what action God is calling you to as you seek after Him. If you…
  • Our society continues to chase after things of no eternal value. Instead God asks us to seek His word like treasure. What does it mean to you to seek God like hidden treasure.
  • According to this passage what is the effect of this action (Proverbs 2:4-5)
  • From these verses, what did you learn about what you must do to gain the knowledge of God?

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will increase your fear and knowledge of God!  I will be praying for you! 

The Beginning of Knowledge

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Proverbs 1:1-7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” 
Proverbs 1:7 ESV

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  • What does this passage tell us about the purpose of the book of Proverbs – make a list.
  • If we are to gain knowledge in any way – where does it start?
  • Why do you think that knowledge begins with the Lord (see also Genesis 1, James 1:5-8)?
  • Write a praise thanking God for giving you knowledge and ask Him to help you to grow in your knowledge of him & to understand what it truly means to fear the Lord?

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will increase your fear and knowledge of God!  I will be praying for you! 

Growing the Fruit of Kindness

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Philippians 4:14-20

 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.”
Philippians 4:14 NIV

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  • As Paul toils on in service of the Lord he gladly thanks the Philippian church for what gift?
  • Note v. 15 & v.16. What strikes you about how the Philippians helped Paul?
  • Paul points out that he was not seeking the gifts they gave him, but he was seeking what was growing in them. What did he see growing? (reading the ESV will help with this question)
  • How does Paul describe the gifts the Philippians shared?
  • God will meet all of your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Read Jesus’ own words in Matthew 6:25-34 and write about how He has provided for you.
  • Realizing the amazing gift that He has given you, pray & write about where He is calling you to share His spirit of  kindness.

“To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen”
Philippians 4:20 ESV

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Leave a comment and share what God revealed to you today! I will be praying for you! 

The Fruit of the Spirit is Kindness

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.

“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness
will find life, righteousness, and honor.”
Proverbs 21:21 ESV

“Whoever goes hunting for what is right and kind
finds life itself—glorious life!”
Proverbs 21:21
The Message

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and honor.”
Proverbs 21:21 NIV

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy
findeth life, righteousness, and honour.”
Proverbs 21:21 KJV

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  • What does Proverbs 21:21 tell you  to seek in life?
  • If you seek to live a life with kindness (love, mercy) what is the reward?
  • What are you hunting, pursuing, following after in your life today?

Smile today and show someone a little kindness. It’s amazing what joy it can bring.

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Leave a comment and share what God revealed to you today! I will be praying for you!