Wednesday, March 22, 2017
While our work may glorify God, and our actions of love may glorify God, and things like prayer and witnessing honor Him, there is one thing we do that is more special still- it is to worship God. We take this for granted. One of the reasons God asked us to keep a Sabbath weekly is that it is good for us to honor God with our time and focus.
When we believe in His redeeming work, we glorify Him. When we trust in Him by faith, relying on His grace, believing in His sacrifice on the cross. When we trust in His reality, His real love- we honor Him. As we continue to grow in our faith- He becomes more and more the center of our lives. He becomes our Lord more and more as we follow in His steps. This glorifies God and reflects positively back to Him- even if no one else sees it.
Prayer: Lord, may my heart, my time, my talent, my giving all reflect your glory.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
[1- Roman Catholic Council of Trent: Sess Vi, Canon 23: "If anyone maintain that a man once justified can not lose grace, and, therefore, that he who falls and sin never was truly justified, let him be accursed." ]
The Westminster Confession (Reformed) makes the following points:
1) Assurance of salvation is possible for those who believe.
2) This is based on the promises of scripture and is not a conjecture.
3) You can have faith but not have assurance.
4) True believers may have their assurance shaken.