QTVOTD: I need the Gospel everyday…

“Besides, while he [Pilate] was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.”” Matthew 27:19 ->me: Reading about the Passion of Jesus (His final 24 hours of suffering and death) and His resurrection is the closing out of this awesome Gospel book.  I chose this verse today because it was interesting to me that God would talk through the dreams of a Gentile woman during the sentencing of Jesus.  I have read this before but have not really dwelt on it too much.  John Piper is lessor known for his poems than his sermons but he has 3 poems (Pilates Wife Parts 1, 2, and 3) that are a really interesting read.  One of the things that I have felt convicted about through the last several days of reading and prayer is my need to preach the Gospel to myself daily.  Reminding myself of the unearned justification I have through Jesus Christ by what He did for me on the cross, and the security I now have because of the conquering of death in the resurrection.  I have said this before but it must follow this daily preaching – Does my activity, mindset, and walk reflect the pronouncement of faith I have in my Lord and Savior.  Do I live an idol-less life because of the security, reward, and hope I have in eternity?  Do I emulate the love of my Savior towards others so that I will act in sharing my testimony and leading others unto Himself?  So, I plan to take a task I do everyday (like brushing my teeth) and make that my moment to preach the gospel to myself – preferably something in the morning so that my day is saturated in His grace.

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