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The Word For Today

Stand on God's Word 4

'When... tempted, he will show you a way out.' 1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT

When you violate your marriage vows: you violate God's Word, break your spouse's heart, embarrass the cause of Christ, live with the fear of exposure, and trade short-term pleasure for long-term pain.

So before you get involved, seek God's help and stand on his Word. 'Give honour to marriage, and remain faithful to one another...God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery' (Hebrews 13:4 NLT). 'Put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust and evil desires' (Colossians 3:5 NLT). 'Don't participate in...promiscuity and immoral living...Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires' (Romans 13:13-14 NLT). 'Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does...Don't you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honour God with your body' (1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NLT). 'The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure' (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT).

If you're toying with the idea of having an affair, or you're already in one, or you're trying to get out of one, stand on the Word of God today and believe him for victory.

Soulfood: Isa 1-3, Matt 9:27-38, Ps 96, Pro 3:5-6


Stand on God's Word 3

'Exercises self-control in all things.' 1 Corinthians 9:25 ESV

When you are eating too much. Studies confirm that today over half the population of the western world is eating too much. If you are one of the many people battling a problem of overeating, here's the good news: God can help you win the battle! Often it's not about what you are eating, it's about what's eating you. We overeat to find comfort and relief from stress and anxiety, but it's a short-term fix and it doesn't work.

The psalmist went directly to the root of his problem: 'Search me...and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life' (Psalm 139:23-24 NLT). God can relieve the 'anxious thoughts' within you. The Holy Spirit is the greatest therapist in the world. When you surrender and ask him to take up residence within you, you discover that 'the fruit of the spirit is...self-control' (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV). He can give you the power to control your appetite, and start living by the Scripture: 'Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God' (1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT).

So make this your prayer today: 'O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone' (Jeremiah 17:14 NLT). The word for you today is - with God's help you can avoid eating too much.

Soulfood: Exo 39-40, Matt 9:14-26, Ps 91, Pro 3:3-4


Stand on God's Word 2

'Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.' Psalm 119:50 NLT

When you are in pain. Sometimes God lifts you out of your situation. Other times, he carries you through and makes you stronger by proving his love and faithfulness to you. Sometimes he relieves you of the pain; other times he sustains you in the midst of it.

If you're in pain today, read these promises from God's Word and stand on them: 'Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles' (Psalm 119:50 NLT). 'Let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant. Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live' (Psalm 119:76-77 NLT). 'Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress. My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all! Feel my pain and see my trouble' (Psalm 25:16-18 NLT). 'The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!' (Psalm 34:17-20 NLT). 'Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise' (Jeremiah 17:14 NKJV).

Notice, God's promises revive and comfort us in all of our troubles. Your Bible is a prescription from the Great Physician himself, and the label on the bottle reads: 'Take as often as needed for pain.'

Soulfood: Exo 36-38, Matt 9:1-13, Ps 89:38-52, Pro 3:1-2

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