31/7/2016 LESSON 9
ISRAEL’S REJECTION OF GOD
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 2 – The Believers’ Justification And Admonition To Sinners (Lessons 5-9)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 243, 349
Devotional Reading: EXO. 19:3-8
Topic For Adults
RISE ABOVE THE STUMBLING BLOCK THE ENEMY HAS PUT IN YOUR PATH
Topic For Youths
DON’T MISS GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
Topic For Intermediates
WRONG ZEAL CANNOT PLEASE GOD
ROM. 9:4-5; EXO. 19:5-6; 1 COR. 1:21-24; ACTS 13:14-21
For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” (Rom. 9: 15) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Wrong Zeal For Righteousness
The Jews are very zealous about keeping the laws of Moses. The laws go beyond the Ten Commandments, they cover almost every area of their social, religious and personal life. They take pride in outdoing one another in carrying out what the law demands. They cannot understand how such zeal in trying to obey God’s law will not earn them righteousness before God. The problem is that the law is weakened by the flesh, and therefore cannot grant the righteousness demanded by God. The carnal man, ruled by the flesh, cannot obey every one of the commandments. Breaking one law amounts to breaking all. God has already appointed another means of attaining righteousness – through faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ. Are you zealous in the things that cannot earn you the righteousness of God? that cannot earn you salvation? Put your trust in the finished work of Jesus.
Point of Emphasis: Wrong zeal in trying to please God through personal effort is useless.
Prayer Point: I put my trust in Your death for my sin. Jesus, help me to keep my focus on You for my salvation.