Tuesday, April 19, 2016
These Are Not Suggestions
Since God has ordained that His people walk in good works, we are assured that God will graciously cause them to do so by the sweet constraint of His grace.
Grace experienced, makes Christians gracious.
Mercy tasted, makes Christians merciful.
Faith bestowed, makes Christians faithful.
Kindness known, makes Christians kind.
Forgiveness enjoyed, makes Christians forgiving.
Love felt, makes Christians loving.
These are not suggestions about what God's people ought to be, but statements of fact about what all true believers are.
Believers are a people who, being saved by grace, ruled by love, and motivated by gratitude seek the will and glory of God in all things.
Titus 2:11-12 ... For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Ephesians 2:10 ... For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
1 Corinthians 10:31 ... Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.❤