Faith, Grace, Works, and Law

James 2:14-17 ESV “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them … Continue reading Faith, Grace, Works, and Law

The Grace of God Trains Us

Titus 2:11-14 ESV “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave … Continue reading The Grace of God Trains Us

Because of the Great Love of God

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that … Continue reading Because of the Great Love of God

Your Hope Fully on the Grace

As Obedient Children 1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you … Continue reading Your Hope Fully on the Grace

Princes sit Plotting Against me

Psalms 119:17-20 ESV “Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me! My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.” Be … Continue reading Princes sit Plotting Against me

Should our Desires form our Beliefs?

I read this on Twitter yesterday, posted by a fellow Christian: “When I let my desires form my beliefs, then essentially I begin talking to Scripture rather than it talking to me.” I believe the Lord Jesus led me to read this tweet, and so I inquired of the Lord what he wanted to teach … Continue reading Should our Desires form our Beliefs?

He Gets the Glory

Psalm 103:1-5 ESV “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and … Continue reading He Gets the Glory

Walking in Wisdom

Steadfast and Watchful Colossians 4:2 ESV “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Pray without ceasing, the Bible tells us (1 Thess. 5:17). We are to be constant in prayer, it says (Rom. 12:12). And, we are to pray at all times in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18). So, is that even possible? … Continue reading Walking in Wisdom