DON’T GIVE IT UP


DON’T GIVE IT UP

John 10:10 (NKJV) The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:10 (NLTSE) The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

Today, let us look at the next part of this verse.  Not only does the thief come to steal, but Jesus said that he also comes to kill.

At first, it appears that this means to kill, or to take someone’s life.  But the Greek word is thuo, which means to sacrifice.  It referred to the sacrificial giving of animals on the altar. It could mean to sacrifice, to surrender, or to give up something that is precious and dear.  It was particularly used in a religious connotation to denote the sacrifice of animals, and it had nothing to do with killing in terms of murder.

Since Jesus uses this word to describe the work of the thief here in John 10:10, He is telling us that if the thief has not already walked away with everything we hold precious and dear, he will try to convince us that we need to sacrifice, or give up, everything he has not already taken from us.

Satan does not want you to have any blessings that belong to you from the Word of God, so He will try to get you to sacrifice them.  I believe that many times he does this by our wrong thinking and wrong speaking.

Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”

Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

It is so important that we do not give up, or sacrifice, the things that we have been taught and believed all these years.  When he comes and says that God does not heal today, do not try to reason with that thought.  Go to the Word of God and quote it, just like Jesus did: “IT IS WRITTEN!”

Jesus defeated the enemy with the Word, and He gave us His example.  So today, do not give anything up.  Get the Word, and see what belongs to you in Christ Jesus.

Confession:  Today, I refuse to give up what God, my Father, has given to me.  Jesus paid an amazing price so that I can have all that the Word says I can have, and I refuse to sacrifice any of it.

Today’s Bible Reading

Hosea 1 – 3

1 John 5

Psalms 124

Proverbs 29:5-8 

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Daniel 11:36-45, Daniel 12

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 John 5:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 139:1-10

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Daniel 11:36-45, Daniel 12

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 John 5:1-21

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 139:1-10