2019 – FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER
GRACE AND TRUTH
I love how the Bible must be read in balance.
Too many people interpret scripture in the light of their own dusty deliberations.
All scripture must be read and obeyed in the light of eternity.
FALL FROM STEADFASTNESS
2 Peter 3:17&18
You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
GROW IN THE GRACE AND THE KNOWLEDGE
2 Peter 3:13&14
Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;
WE MUST LIVE LOOKING TOWARD ETERNITY
We already know the promises of God concerning the new heaven and the new earth – in which righteousness dwells – therefore we prepare for such a place – by practising righteousness.
GROWING IN GRACE
Romans 5:2 declares we have access into grace – through faith.
Therefore growing in grace means we are increasing in – righteousness – peace – joy and power – Romans 14:17
Grace is God’s fulness – accessed by faith – found in Christ – so that you can fulfil His will for your life.
INCREASING IN KNOWLEDGE
We continue to grow in grace as we increase in the knowledge of Jesus our Lord and Saviour.
Grace is more than easy forgiveness – Grace is the power to become like Jesus – and fulfil His will.
Sad when believers do the dance of disobedience – claiming they are under grace.
LIVE RIGHTEOUS AND READY