Welcome to His Encouragement. I have joined with some blogging friends to bring you a new Bible verse every Thursday, and a little discussion of hope and encouragement. We welcome you to join the conversation by adding your daily verse of encouragement as well.
I pray that these Thursday posts become an encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!
Today’s Thursday Encouragement:
God saved you by His grace when you believed.
And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done,
so none of us can boast about it.
Ephesians 2: 8 & 9
On our own, left to our own devices, we are not good. It is only God in us, that is good! No matter how hard we try, we can never be good enough. We can never earn our salvation. Sin has so corrupted us, that we are but filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6)
This can be a difficult truth to swallow. We try to be good, we do our best to make good choices. We may see a brother or sister in need and step in to help. The temptation is to say, I did that good thing! We must remember that the good is God working in our lives. Take time today to give God the glory for the good! When someone praises you for something good, give it to God!
Be sure to return next week, for verse 10!
Now it is your turn!
What Bible verse is blessing you today?