From Handbook to Prayer
Is the law opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been by the law. But the Scripture has confined all under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. (Galatians 3:21–22)
In Christ I was circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. (Colossians 2:11–12)
Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks,
For Your name is near;
Men tell of Your wonderful works. (Psalm 75:1)
Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall spring forth from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven. (Psalm 85:10–11)
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor have my eyes been arrogant;
Neither do I concern myself with great matters
Or things too wonderful for me.
Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child with its mother,
Like a weaned child is my soul within me. (Psalm 131:1–2)