The Big Read – Daily Read
v12-13: This is a call to “live the Christian life conscientiously and seriously” by using all the means God gives us to follow Christ and persevere in following Him to the end. However, we are only able to do this, because of God’s working in us. “It is the grace of God that inclines the will to do what is good” and “it is the grace of God that then enables us to perform it.”
v14-15: “The children of God should be different from the children of the world.”
v16-18: The gospel is the word of life “because it reveals and offers to us eternal life through Jesus Christ.” As well as holding firmly to it “for our own benefit,” we are “to hold it out for the benefit of others.”
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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