July 09, 2015
WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING...
SALVATION is free, grace plenteous, forgiveness a glorious reality... yes, yes, yes...... BUT, daily Christian living entails work ("So then, my beloved... work out your salvation with fear and trembling..." - Phil. 2:12), wrestling (Eph. 6), resisting, fighting, running to win, chastening, suffering, a cross, being hated, groaning, daily putting on armour, hours in prayer, and, I could go on and on. These are all Scriptural teachings, about which I hear very little nowadays. Yes, God's grace is sufficient through it all, but living the life is costly, if we'll recall the clear teachings of Scripture. So, let's challenge one another more faithfully along these lines instead of what seems an endless and lopsided barrage of an antinomian misunderstanding of grace (Rom. 6:1ff).
Posted by MULLWITHME