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New Life Daily Devotion - September 26, 2011


God’s Guidebook
You will be a good servant of Christ Jesus,
constantly nourished on the words of the faith
and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
1 Timothy 4:6 

God has given us a guidebook for righteous living called the Holy Bible. It contains thorough instructions which, if followed, lead to fulfillment, righteousness, and salvation. But, if we choose to ignore God’s commandments, the results are as predictable as they are tragic.

God has given us the Bible for the purpose of knowing His promises, His power, His commandments, His wisdom, His love, and His Son. As we study God’s teachings and apply them to our lives, we live by the Word that shall never pass away. Today, let us follow God’s commandments, and let us conduct our lives in such a way that we might be shining examples to our friends, to our families, and, most importantly, to those who have not yet found Christ.

The Bible is the treasure map that leads us to God’s highest treasure: eternal life. - Max Lucado, 100 Days of Prayer

The Bible is a Christian’s guidebook, and I believe the knowledge it sheds on pain and suffering is the great antidote to fear for suffering people. Knowledge can dissolve fear as light destroys darkness. - Philip Yancey

The Bible is not a guidebook to a theological museum. It is a road map showing us the way into neglected or even forgotten glories of the living God. - Raymond Ortlund

The balance of affirmation and discipline, freedom and restraint, encouragement and warning is different for each child and season and generation, yet the absolutes of God’s Word are necessary and trustworthy no matter how mercuric the time. - Gloria Gaither

Today’s Prayer
Lord, You’ve given me instructions for life here on earth and for life eternal. I will use the Bible as my guide. I will study it and meditate upon it as I trust You, Lord, to speak to me through Your Holy Word. Amen


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