He bought us from the slave market of sin and washed off our filth. Now we belong to Him as His personal possession. He prizes us more than anyone prizes a valuable treasure, because He paid for us with His blood. Again, what a motivation to live to please Him! Before we partake, we are to examine ourselves and confess any known sins.
As we think on the great sacrifice that our God and Savior made by giving Himself for us, it will draw our hearts toward Him in love and devotion. It will make us long for the day of His appearing in glory, when we will be caught up to be with Him forever. Then it trains us to live in godliness. It was also used to describe the fanatical Jewish sect that was devoted to ridding Israel of Roman domination. The Zealots were totally devoted to their cause, even to the point of risking their own lives to achieve their goals.
You would not call them lukewarm! Could you rightly describe yourself as a fanatic for good deeds? But if we have been bought out of the slave market of sin by the blood of our great God and Savior, we should be fanatics for good deeds. We ought to be totally devoted to serving our new Master. Here are some quotes from his diary that show how he exemplified our text. At age 22, he wrote p. Live every day as if the Son of Man were at the door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment…. Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven.
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- The Transforming Power of Grace;
- Uncomfortable Silence;
Or, again at 22 p. How lost, alas, a life lived in any other light! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.
It saves us and then it trains and motivates us to be godly people in this present age, zealous for good deeds, as we look for the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us. Book Review -- Love as a Way of Life. Book Review -- Sacred Marriage. Book Review -- Love and Respect.
Book Review -- The Love Dare. Paul mentions three ways that grace trains us: Grace trains us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires 2: Grace trains us to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in this present age 2: Grace trains us to live sensibly. Grace trains us to live righteously.
Grace trains us to live godly. Grace trains us to live in godliness by looking ahead and behind 2: Look back to the supreme demonstration of His love, which redeemed us from sin and made us His own possession 2: Application Questions Which is the greater problem in Christian circles today: How can we avoid both errors? Is it legalistic to go against your feelings in order to deny ungodly impulses? How do you obey from the heart if your heart is tugging you toward sin?
Grace Is Pardon — and Power!
But blessing in the Christian life is contingent on obedience. Grace is power, not just pardon.
This is plain, for example, in 1 Corinthians Paul describes grace as the enabling power of his work. It is not simply the pardon of his sins; it is the power to press on in obedience. It is the obedience of faith. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Holy Spirit , Shalom. Previous Wifely Submission and Holy Kisses. Marg Marg Mowczko lives north of Sydney, Australia, in a house filled with three generations of family. Curious Thinker on April 6, at I see grace just as a gift from God to share in his glory and in the gospel.
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