Read 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Question: In verse 2 the word sanctified is used, which is past tense, meaning this has already happened. But in verse 8 Paul says that Jesus will “sustain you to the end, guiltless…” Implying that in the end (final glorification when Christ returns) is when we will be guiltless. So which is it? Are we sanctified now fully? Or are we being sanctified day by day until we pass from this life to eternity? Continue reading “A Summary of Sanctification”
This morning as I spent time reading the Bible, I picked up my pencil and asked God to open my heart to his Word, and began studying.
While I was studying proverbs, I began to pray by writing with my pencil in the side margin. I was deeply moved in my heart and connected well with God. Continue reading “Praying The Scriptures”
“For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.” Psalm 86:13
If you are a Christian, you should believe God’s steadfast love is great toward you. Do you? What about if someone was trying to kill you? Would you still say God’s steadfast love is great towards you? Continue reading “Trusting in The Goodness of God”
“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ…” Colossians 2:1-2
One truth to grab hold of in this Text is that when believers are knit together in love, more assurance of knowing Christ is the result. Continue reading “The Local Church”
Treasuring sin is obviously wrong for Christians, but the problem in our day seems to be an over desire for things that are neutral. How is it that there are competing neutral objects in our lives which our sinful flesh and the enemy of our souls want us to value and live for more than Christ. By neutral objects I mean all temporal objects which in and of themselves are not bad but can turn into something bad when the heart honors and treasures them above Christ. Paul is helpful in his writings to help the Christian to make the primary aim in life the exaltation of Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father. Continue reading “Treasuring God”
“O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths…Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil” Psalm 39:4-5a; 6b.
Continue reading “You are a Mist”
“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” -Psalm 8:1
The earth must not be seen as the end in itself, but rather as a means to an end. The earth, sea, sky, trees, birds, and indeed everything that the majestic Creator has made ought to be considered as a window by which we look through to see the grandeur of God.
Continue reading “The Majesty of God”