Welcome to reading the Bible in 365 Days! Today we’re going to be reading from the book of Romans, chapters 4-6. Grab your Bible and do the reading!
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After you’ve finished your reading, take out your journal and write the date at the top. Also, write out “Romans 4-6” as your heading so that you can easily look back and refer to this reading whenever you need to.
What spoke to you?
Write down a verse, or passage, that stood out to you in the reading.
Write down a few thoughts that came to mind about the passage you selected. Why did you select it? How did it speak to you? This doesn’t have to be a formal essay. Just jot down a sentence, or some words that will later remind you why this passage spoke to you.
Let’s share…I’ll go first!
I picked out Romans 6:20-22. “When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.”
You’re a slave to whatever you serve. If you’re serving sin, you’re a slave to sin. If you’re serving God, you’re a slave to God. You’re always serving a master, whether it be of sin or holiness. I like that this passage says that once we’ve been set free from sin, the benefit we reap leads to holiness. We’ve been set free from sin. We’re not part of a sinful relationship. We will still sin; we will still fall. However, we are not in a constant state of sin without being able to escape it. When you repent, God forgives you and restores you to holiness. What an encouragement to us!
Take a moment to reflect on the verse. Think about that verse and how it relates to your life right now. His Bible is the living word so it’s always applicable.
Close in Prayer
This is your personal time with God to respond to the Word. Write this down in your journal. This will be a great testimony to the power of prayer as well as a resource for when you want to look back at how reading the Bible daily can change your life!
Hymn of the Day
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