This Day in History: 0000-10-05

October 5 – 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful!

Are we trusting in the faithfulness of God for our victory today?

What stands in the way?

Is it a difficult circumstance, a difficult person, an insurmountable task, a besetting sin? What is in the way of our victory? What is stopping us from being “holy in every way?”

Friends, we have been called to live a holy life. But it is not something that can be accomplished in our own strength. That sort of striving will only lead to frustration, failure, and ultimately greater sin! No, it is not through anything we can do. It is through the power of the God of peace. It is Him who keeps our soul, body, and spirit blameless until the day our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.

So let’s call out to Him today. Let’s accept the victory He offers. “Lord God, we know that YOU ARE FAITHFUL! You have called us to holiness, and we are counting on You and You alone to make it happen. Great God of peace, give us victory today in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.”