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August 11

Truth is the contrast between the guilt of sin and the peace of forgiveness
Psalm 29-32 / Galatians 1-3

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OT

30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

32:8-11 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him. Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

NT

1:8-9 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!

2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

3:24-29 So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abrahams seed, and heirs according to the promise.


OT Flash Points

The contrast between –
The misery and guilt of sin and rebellion
And
The forgiveness and salvation of God

NT Flash Points

Take a look – pay attention
See the truth, the contrast
Between the guilt brought by Law and the gift of grace in Jesus
Don’t compromise truth for success!
Growth for growth’s sake has a clinical name – cancer


Perspective

I cannot go on without Elijah! You must
There will come a time you must stand alone – at your Jericho – at your Bethel
Determine to trust in God and do not look for your mentor anymore

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