Originally blogged October 7, 2019.
My Musings – Today’s musing is inspired by Pastor Kevin Rutledge’s September 29, 2019 sermon.
As You Have Always Obeyed Me – “not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence.” Obedience, when you are being watched, can be nothing more than compliance. Obedience, when you think no one is watching, is called character. Especially when it is “much more.” Obedience, when you are being watched, demonstrates the ability to act. Obedience, when you think no one is looking, demonstrates the will to act.
Continue To Work Out Your Salvation – “with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” At first glance a peculiar phrase, when you consider that salvation is by grace, through faith, not by works. But that is with respect to the initial aspect…
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