Day 183, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
You fools! Who has bewitched you? I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by obeying all the rules, or by believing in the gospel of grace? Why are you being so foolish? After beginning your journey in the Spirit, are you now trying to finish it in the flesh?
All who rely on good works are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of The Law.” Clearly no one who relies on good works is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” The Law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person does these things is bound to live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of The Law by becoming cursed for us.
—Galatians 3 and 10 (NT)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
Remind yourself you are in God’s presence and read again. Notice how God might be speaking to you through the words. Dwell on a word or phrase that jumps out at you, and let your heart respond to God in prayer.
Complete God, we hedge our bets, often trying to add something else to Jesus, as if he’s only half a Savior, as if something else will make us more spiritual, more holy, more acceptable to you. Forgive us for what this is, a trampling on your grace. Give us faith to rest in your complete salvation. Amen. (BC)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism