“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6 There was a time when I would have scoffed had someone suggested that I was ungodly. Now, I can’t imagine living any way else. Actually, the idea terrifies me. Our lesson today is the second paragraph of Romans … Continue reading 2019-10-25 What A Great Gift We Have!
“and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:2b Yesterday, we left off to discuss further this concept of peace with God which Paul writes about in Romans 5. Earlier, we touched on faith and the free gift of God – our righteousness – and that grace and faith are really … Continue reading 2019-10-24 If We Bother To Take The Time.
“We rejoice” Romans 5:2, 3, 11 I received encouraging feedback from my post yesterday in which I described my decision to conquer my sin. Sooner or later, this gluttony problem will be a thing of the past. It’s simply ridiculous to think that God wants me to tolerate and live with my own sin. Therefore, … Continue reading 2019-10-23 So Far, So Good.
“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under the law but under grace.” Romans 6:14 I’ve been at this battleground before – facing my besetting sin of gluttony. I’m sure some of you are thinking, “Here we go again!” I can assure you, that is exactly what I am thinking … Continue reading 2019-10-22 Taking Another Run At It.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,” Ephesians 2:8 Romans is a fascinating book, one that must be read very slowly and savored. It begs to be dissected and cross-referenced, to be compared to itself and other scripture so that … Continue reading 2019-10-21 The Gift-Horse’s Mouth
“…he circled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.” Deuteronomy 32:10b My Puritan devotional spoke this morning about God being for us. The reference verse was Philippians 4:16 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” The point was that our true strength comes from God, … Continue reading 2019-10-18 No Middle Ground.
“to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations.” Romans 1:5b Last night I started carefully reading Romans. It’s been a long time since I have done that, actually studying and reflecting on this particular book. I was rewarded richly with a wonderful evening with my Lord! … Continue reading 2019-10-16 Why Should I Listen to You?