Daily Verse

May 5

The gospel of Christ or the superstitious rituals of religion.

1 Timothy 4:7 ‘But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness.’

The gospel of Christ changes the heart;

it brings us into right relationship with God;

gives life to our innermost being;

and begins a work in us conforming us into the image of the Son of God.

The superstitious rituals of religion cannot change the heart;

cannot bring peace with God;

make pleasure a primary objective;

and seek to gratify the desires of self

even when doing good works.

In Christ we have a different focus.

We can take the lowest place

because we are children of the living God.

We can face difficult circumstances with great courage

because we have the promises of God.

Our joy is that the Lord is with us.

May 4