Romans 1:15 – Eager for the Gospel

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also in Rome. (Romans 1:15 ESV)

This simple phrase is surrounded by some very “high profile” texts, and can often be read over without much notice taken. But consider for a moment Paul’s excitement, or eagerness, at preaching the gospel to the Romans. What motivated him to anticipate his preaching to them?

Read on, and Paul clearly describes natural man’s misplaced worship. That we worship the created rather than Creator (Romans 1:25). But what makes Paul eager to preach the gospel is the One whom the gospel reveals, Jesus!

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Psalm 1:1 – The Counsel Of The Wicked

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; (Psalm 1:1 ESV)

One can easily read the first verse of Psalm 1 and think they have it figured out. Don’t ask a non-Christian for moral advice, simple right? Yes that is true, but there can be more to it than mere moral advice. Our morals have an impact on many, if not all, of our daily decisions throughout our life.

What we must understand as we move through life then, is that if one is not a follower of Christ they are his enemy (Romans 5:8) and a slave to sin (John 8:34). With that in mind, the next question that begs asking is who do we idolize?

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Exodus 3:11 – Learning Humility

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11 ESV)

Moses is named in Scripture as the most humble man ever (Numbers 12:3). Reading of his encounter with God at the beginning of Exodus, we can see this humility in his speech. But, if we turn back a few chapters, we learn that humility wasn’t something Moses possessed naturally. He grew up in the posh setting of Egyptian royalty. After growing up in the royal house, he decided to visit his oppressed brothers, the Israelites. He then witnessed some of them being beaten by an Egyptian (Exodus 2:11).

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