Therefore, dear friends, since we have such promises, let us cleanse ourselves from every impurity of the flesh and spirit, completing our sanctification in the fear of God. -2 Corinthians 7:1 (HCSB) While it is true that we are saved by grace and not for anything we have done, it is important to know that … Continue reading Easy believing… No.
Just tell me what to do and I will do it, Lord. As long as I live I’ll wholeheartedly obey. Make me walk along the right paths, for I know how delightful they really are. -Ps. 119:33-35 (TLB) The author of these verses knew enough about how good God’s law is to have the motivation … Continue reading Without Reservation.
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. -Ps. 119:18 (KJV) I am sometimes involved in discussions about the process of salvation. In reformed circles, it is sometimes called the Ordo Salutis (Latin for ‘order of salvation’). Sometimes, there is contention when one says that a person must be … Continue reading Eyes to see with…
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. -Hebrews 4:12 (NLT) As much as I love the King James Version of the Bible, I have a special place in my … Continue reading New Living Translation
For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. -Ps. 37:28 (KJV) I have long been a believer in the doctrine of eternal security because I believe that anything less than that attempts to diminish what Christ did for … Continue reading Eternal Security
I thought to myself, “I have become much wiser than any of my predecessors who ruled over Jerusalem; I have acquired much wisdom and knowledge.” So I decided to discern the benefit of wisdom and knowledge over foolish behavior and ideas; however, I concluded that even this endeavor is like trying to chase the wind! … Continue reading The Futility of [the wrong kind of] Wisdom
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. -Ps. 119:11 (KJV) One of the things that the churches I frequent always promote is Scripture memorization. For me in my life as a servant of Christ, I know it comes in handy to be able to recall specific portions … Continue reading Storing the Ammunition