The whole essence of grace hasn’t nullified the main purpose of God’s expectation of His children- Holiness rather it glorifies it and makes it attainable.
We are in the world doesn’t make us of the world. We should transform the world not the other way round.
Christianity is not a title to only be filled when the religion blank shows up in a sheet of paper but it is the whole essence of Jesus death and ressurection to unite us with God eternally.We are forever saved!! Hallelujah but it doesn’t stop there 🙅
St. Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
St. Matthew 5:15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
St. Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
We are created as a navigation for others in the world to locate the father of all beings.
This group right here is not the – Lets see how they do it and we imitate
Excuse !!! We should create the standard and stand firm in our convictions as the children of God. Come as you are doesn’t mean stay as you are, there is a process , there is a part we play.
We don’t roll with it all cos God sure doesn’t see all as cool. Somethings for us no matter how good and pleasant they sound aren’t godly.
There is nothing more devastating as the nullification of the work of Christ on the cross by being self righteous and glorifying your works (which are nothing) and belittling the power of grace through Jesus to restore you to God.
The main point here is Jesus after saving each of us doesn’t leave us to stay in same position but he grooms us to be fit for the kingdom of God which is of righteousness and holiness. Allow Him do His work in you.We are saved to run for the salvation of others not only for ourselves.
How then can we do this when we reason the way they do?and live constantly in sin like they do?
I got this from a book by A.W Tozer and it peirced me deeply cos I have faulted this also
‘Christ calls men to carry a cross
We call them to have fun in His name
He calls them to forsake the world
We assure them that if they accept Jesus, the world is their oyster.
He calls them to suffer
We call them to enjoy all the bourgeious comforts modern civilization affords
He calls them to self abnegation and death
We call them to spread themselves like green bay trees even to become stars in a pitiful fifth rate religious zodiac
Finally he wrote
In a world like this, what should a serious minded Christian do?
First,accept the truth concerning yourself.
Seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness.Seek through Jesus a right relationship with God and then insist upon maintaining a right relationship to your fellow man
MAGNIFY GOD! MORTIFY THE FLESH!!SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE!!!
GOD BE PRAISED🙌🙌🙌