Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Daily Bible Readings: September 20th- September 25th

Monday- Romans 1:18
Meditation: As we look at sins, there is one sin that stands as the root to all others: ungodliness. A person can live what we would consider a good life (i.e. do certain things; not do other things) and still be an ungodly person. Ungodliness is living our lives with little or no thought toward God. It is any life where God is not right smack in the center of all that we do. Pray that God would show you whether or not you live a godly, God-centered life.

Tuesday – Psalm 19.14; Philippians 4.8-9; 1 Corinthians 10.31
Meditation: What does the Bible tell us the godly life is supposed to look like? The answer: God is to consume all that we are and all that we do. We are to be utterly God-centered. He is to be the meditation of our heart. He is to be what we fill our minds with. Everything we do is to be done for him. Is that what your life is like? That is what the godly life is like. Pray for godliness.

Wednesday – James 4.13-15; Colossians 1.9-10; Luke 9.23
Meditation: What does it look like when that happens? Here we see the two of the four things that should be in the minds of those who are living God-centered lives. First, our total dependence upon him. We can’t do anything in this world without him. Every breath, every intention, every wish or hope, God is the one who is in control of our lives and everything that happens or doesn’t happen is because of him. We must remember that. Second, his will. We must always recognize that our lives are no longer our own. They are God’s. That means the wishes and dreams we have aren’t supposed to be based on what we want, but rather all come back to our great purpose in life…living for his name and his glory. Is that how you live / think?

Thursday – Psalm 119.9-16; Psalm 42.1-2; Psalm 63.1
Meditation: Next, our minds are to be on his word. There is only one place where we can learn anything or know anything about God…in his word. We have to be people whose thoughts and lives are consumed with God’s word. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, our thoughts are to always be on him. The godly life is a life filled with just wanting to know him. What is your purpose in life? Your greatest goal? Pray that God would make you to desire him more than anything else in this world.

Friday – 1 Timothy 4.7-8
Meditation: Godliness doesn’t just happen. It must be our pursuit and we must be disciplined to seek it. How committed are you to being godly? Are you willing to do anything to achieve this goal of your life? Pray that God would help train you to godliness, that you might throw off the temptation of ungodliness.

Saturday – Psalm 19.14; 1 Timothy 4.7-8

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