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All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23 (NIV)

When my daughter was two or three years old, she threw the normal tantrums of a child that age. When she got into trouble, she would start crying and loudly repeating, “I want to be good.” 
I was intrigued by her 
response.Paul wrote to the Romans about the same problem....

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, we want to do good, but sometimes temptation overcomes us. Please guide us and give us strength to follow you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 7:7-13

Thought for the Day

With God’s help, I can “be good.”

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GRATITUDE FOR THE GIFT OF grace


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