Choose Life – “The Virtue Of Humility” – An Uplifting Verse from the OYB reading of the day – July 19

Scripture: Romans 5:8  NASB    “The Virtue Of Humility”

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”    Romans 5:8


Someone cuts you off on the road.  You might get angry at them.  You might get really angry at them.  Someone cheats you out of your life savings.  You might get angry with them, too.  Someone makes fun of you.  Your feelings are hurt (a form of anger).

Can you imagine how an infinite God might feel being spurned by every human being He ever created?  If you guess how He felt, you might be wrong.  The answer is that He loved them so much that He sent His Son to die for them.  Amazing, isn’t it?  God doesn’t think like we think (cf. Isa. 55:9).

If you think you have done something today that God cannot forgive, think again.  When we were vile sinners, when we were at our worst, God sent Christ so that we could be forgiven.

Have you accepted Christ’s forgiveness?  Are you currently accepting Christ’s forgiveness?



If you are, you will find that you are choosing life (Deut. 30:19)!

Fun Application: 

The other day I wrote about the cookie sale at my college.  Students didn’t want to take the free cookies.  They’d rather pay a penny so that they could feel like they had contributed to their cookie fix.  People are like that often.  They want to prove their worth.

But God set things up so that everything is centered on Him, not us.  To accept Christ, we have to become like little children (cf. Matt. 18:3).  We have to be humble.  Are you humble enough to accept Christ?  Are you humble enough to keep accepting Christ?




The purpose of the “Choose Life” is to pick a positive help out of the One Year Bible (OYB) reading plan for the day. There is always something positive in the Word of God to cheer us and give us strength. For more on today’s reading, check out my One Year Bible blog:   Give Till It Hurts — Not!


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