Originally blogged September 19, 2019. Keep hoping.
My Musings – There’s a lot packed into these few verses. Today, I want to focus on the linkage between peace and suffering. How is it that some people can be subjected to so much suffering and yet still experience a “peace that surpasses all understanding?“
Like a good mystery novel, you need to unravel the clues. Follow the trail of evidence to wherever it leads.
Faith – We gain access to faith through God’s good graces. Without faith it is impossible to please God, and yet we only have it because He gives (a gift) it to us.
Justification – Only by exercising the faith that God has given us, through His grace (also given), can we be justified (by grace we are saved – justified – through faith). While exercising our faith is an action, it is not a work, because we know we are not…
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