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To view this email as a web page, go to the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser's address window. http://click.lists.biblegateway.com/?qs=0fffa991478d48b1f3b94339d1ec063e4e64fbe5ea3940c1c53490a5d1be02dd The Words and Wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Day 25 Christians are persons who no longer seek their salvation, their deliverance, their justification in themselves, but in Jesus Christ alone. They know that God&#';s Word in Jesus Christ pronounces them guilty, even when they feel nothing of their own guilt, and that God&#';s Word in Jesus Christ pronounces them free and righteous even when they feel nothing of their own righteousness&#...; Because they daily hunger and thirst for righteousness, they long for the redeeming Word again and again. It can only come from the outside. In themselves they are destitute and dead. Help must come from the outside; and it has come and comes daily and anew in the Word of Jesus Christ, bringing us redemption, righteousness, innocence, and blessedness. But God put this Word into the mouth of human beings so that it may be passed on to others. When people are deeply affected by the Word, they tell it to other people. God has willed that we should seek and find God&#';s living Word in the testimony of other Christians, in the mouths of human beings. Therefore, Christians need other Christians who speak God&#';s Word to them. They need them again and again when they become uncertain and disheartened. Biblical Wisdom Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. http://click.lists.biblegateway.com/?qs=0fffa991478d48b15412ad6463fc3a15e4f05c29d4c6011b6ddec020e6f0883a Hebrews 13:7 Questions to Ponder - Where do disciples go to satisfy theirdaily hunger and thirst for righteousness? - If Christians find their salvation, deliverance, and justification not in them&#��;selves but in Jesus Christ, how should they use their resulting freedom? - If God has put God&#';s word into the &#";mouth of human beings,&#"; who is responsible to speak the word? Only pastors or church workers? Why?Psalm Fragment On the glorious splendor of your majesty, &#��;&#��;&#��;and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, &#��;&#��;&#��;and I will declare your greatness. They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, &#��;&#��;&#��;and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. http://click.lists.biblegateway.com/?qs=0fffa991478d48b10632ee43cc54c92d8fb11aafb8aeee684ea982509734f329 Psalm 145:5-7 Journal Reflections - Write about specific Christians who have spoken a word from God to you when you needed it. - Write about people to whom you have spoken God&#';s word.Intercessions Think of someone you would like to be a spiritual friend with and ask God to help you build a mutually supportive spiritual relationship with him or her. Prayer for Today O Holy Spirit, send the people I need to bring me the word of God, and send the people I need to speak the word of God to. ===================== Buy a copy of the book this devotional is taken from here! http://click.lists.biblegateway.com/?qs=0fffa991478d48b1b07ad5c5b1e91652caa5d6e9a6678f830a558b071d2c95b3 One of the most widely admired theologians of the 20th century, Bonhoeffer was a profound yet clear thinker. Klug selects significant passages from his works, pairs them with appropriate Scripture, sets up a journal-writing exercise, and concludes with prayer. ================= Subscription Info ================= You received this newsletter because you signed up for it on http://click.lists.biblegateway.com/?qs=0fffa991478d48b1ca3a068a8e57ea741b9da5d6a6d3e65a840e3b98e74cbbab BibleGateway.com or one of its associated websites. Should you wish to unsubscribe for any reason, please click on the "Manage Subscriptions" link below. 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