The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:1:18 @ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

kjv@Matthew:1:19 @ Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

kjv@Matthew:1:20 @ But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

kjv@Matthew:1:21 @ And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

kjv@Matthew:1:22 @ Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

kjv@Matthew:1:23 @ Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

kjv@Matthew:1:24 @ Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

kjv@Matthew:1:25 @ And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Today's notes:


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Given our own resource it is unlikely that we would come to the correct spiritual decision without divine intervention (or more subtle forms of divine preparation to be examined later) when facing momentous spiritual directions/commitments.
  2. (as seen in future context) Jesus/Bible often speaks in terms of pathways, one decision leading to (demanding) a series of others. The choices available are frequently determined by the choice(s) previously made. Remaining on a current/familiar path is typically the path of least resistance and wide, abruptly changing path typically the most costly and narrow.
  3. That God does not alway act in a manner we would expect, but His manner is always targeted to grow us toward the steps soon to come.

Further Resources:

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