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Sunday, March 3, 2013

40 Thoughts: Day 16

Acts 15:9

"He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith."

The first thing to take note of here is the phrase "purified their hearts." Jesus made them perfect. But he didn't just touch their clothes or wave a wand or say a prayer and poof! They're perfect! No. They, like the rest of, have been through the trials. Those trials have purified their hearts. So try to welcome the trials in your own life, for they're only purifying you.

And why? Why would Jesus go through all this trouble just to purify us and make our tattered and damaged hearts his?

Faith. In Acts,the people's faith saved them. Just their simple declaration that Jesus is Lord.

These trials are made to purify us so we can come to know Jesus better and better. And he sends us these trials because he loves us. He loves us.

Have a trial-filled day

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