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Verse of the Day (May 25, 2020)

Verse of the Day (May 25, 2020) #BMSeminary – God intends trials to strengthen us, but some say trials tempt them to sin, and blame God for it. But temptation only entices us when we desire the sin (vv. 13–15). God wants to give gifts; his chief gift is new birth by “the word of truth” —that is, the gospel (v. 18; cf. Eph. 1:13; Col. 1:5–6). Since humanity is prone to anger and proliferating moral filth, our hope lies with God’s Word, which his Spirit plants in us. This implanted Word “is able to save your souls” and empower moral reform (James 1:20–21). Then we will hear the Word, see it as a mirror to our souls, remember it, and do what it says (vv. 22–25). Thus, the initiative and enabling for divine usefulness are from God. God provides for what he requires, and genuine obedience to God’s Word also brings freedom and blessing (v. 25). [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

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