Devotionals by Bob Christopher, Bob Davis and Richard Peifer

He Leads You Down the Paths of Righteousness

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Hear


So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

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Believe


To live by the Spirit is to live by the love of God. The Spirit pours the love of God into your heart (Romans 5:5). He strengthens you in your inner being with the power to grasp how high, how deep, how long, and how wide the love of God is (Ephesians 3:16-19). He compels you to express his love to others. This is the Sunday life. As Paul said, this is what counts–“faith expressing itself through love” (Galatians 5:6).

Living by the Spirit frees you from gratifying the desires of the flesh. It is important to understand this distinction. So many well-intentioned believers spend a lifetime trying to overcome sin in their lives. They wake up each morning with this prayer on their lips: “Lord, please help me not sin today.” At the end of the day, they look back only to see their prayer went unanswered. They have their focus in the wrong place. Here is a more meaningful and practical prayer: “Lord, teach me to abide in you and to follow the leading of your Spirit in my life.”

You can count on this–God’s Spirit will never lead you into sin. He leads you into all truth. He leads you down the paths of righteousness. He leads you to love and serve others. This life of faith is simply ordering everything that you are and do around the work of God’s Spirit in your life. Peter put it this way:

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires (2 Peter 1:3-4).

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Live


Living by the Spirit is trusting God to complete the work he began in you. You can count on him to complete this task even though you don’t always cooperate. Thank God for this truth and begin to live in dependence on him.

In Him,

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Bob Christopher

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About Bob Christopher, Bob Davis and Richard Peifer


Bob Christopher
: Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Bob grew up in a Christian home and received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13. During his high school and college years, Bob’s deepest desire was to be “God’s guy” and yet he struggled with the question of how to live the Christian life.

His "roller-coaster" experience in living the Christian life eventually led him to a bible study where he discovered what he was missing—the life of Jesus Christ.

Bob says: “Salvation isn’t a self-improvement program. Salvation is receiving and experiencing new life altogether. It’s a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ based on His love and truth”.

Bob Davis: In the summer of 1977, at the age of 33, Bob Davis met the living Christ and invited Jesus to take control of his life. Much of his first five years in Christ found Bob attending Bible conferences and seminars, listening to Christian radio, and performing volunteer ministry services.

Bob spent many years in the fields of broadcasting and audio production for Christian radio and as a result of this work, the message of grace penetrated his heart and he embraced his new life in Christ.

Bob says: “I thank God I’ve had the opportunity to serve these many years. It has been an incredible journey of learning, growth, and opportunity for ministry.”

Richard Peifer: Born in Riverside, California and raised in the Seventh-day Adventist church, Richard grew up with a keen understanding of and desire to keep The Law. Even with a degree in Ministerial Studies, Richard had to face the truth – he knew lots of theological and biblical facts, but there was no reality of the abundant life Jesus promised. He left ministry and spent the next twenty-six years in the high tech industry.

During this time, Richard and his wife, Lois, studied to discover what they really believed. The more Richard learned about the love and grace of God, the more he wanted to help others leave the bondage of legalism and rest in the finished work of Christ Jesus.

Richard says: “This statement by James Ryle has been the undergirding message of my ministry: Grace is the empowering presence of God, enabling me to be who He has called me to be and to do what He has called me to do.”

Andrew Farley: Andrew is a member of the Basic Gospel board of directors, senior pastor of Ecclesia: Church Without Religion in Lubbock, Texas, and bestselling author of five Christian books. Andrew is a weekly contributing host of Basic Gospel and shares the life-changing message of the finished work of Jesus Christ in a calm, sometimes comical, always passionate way.

Andrew says: “Basic Gospel Radio proclaims the finished work of Jesus Christ and the beautiful, liberating implications of what it means for us to live under God’s new covenant of grace.”


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