Rather than seeking a redeemer to bring us justice because we think we are right (and God is wrong), we need to seek The Redeemer who brings us mercy because we know God is right (even when we don’t understand).
If traditions can’t save us, then traditions can’t keep us saved. Therefore, we don’t have to worry about keeping up appearances…
Before salvation we are broken, diseased, sin-sick. We were so debilitated by sin that it was impossible to serve God. Salvation heals our sin-sickness: it makes us whole, so that we can “live unto righteousness”.
How can I survive on my own?
I can’t make it all alone.
I have tried to do right, but I fail over and over again.
When will I overcome my weakness? When? When!
I look to my brother, and he is struggling too.
Lord, have mercy on me and my brother we NEED You.
The very genesis of our growth is the Word of Christ which the Holy Spirit reveals to us.
The enemy knows our weaknesses, and we need to be aware of them as well, because that is exactly where he will strike time after time… When we fail to use the armor of God we become ineffective soldiers for God…
Jesus did not give us a ‘blank check’; He only promised to deliver requests made in “His name”.
Neither arrogance nor pride should be involved when witnessing for Christ… we are to behave with gentleness and respect in all we say and do towards unbelievers. We should not ‘beat the unsaved about the head’ with the Word of God, but rather present it with love and caring.
Recently, there was yet another controversy about the time of Jesus’ return. Sadly, many people were misled into thinking that May 21, 2011 would be that date…
Our clothing consists of hearts that are tender and filled with compassion displaying mercy; human-kindness that overflows to meet the needs of others; a humble preference to put others first; a meek, spirit-controlled temperament; and the willingness to go the distance with others without complaint—these are the new clothes.