Saturday, February 18, 2012
Cheap Grace, no, but at least Grace
Been focusing on grace and realize that the slippery slope would be anything attributed
to your own effort to merit the grace of God. Paul would not nullify the claim of grace on his life, but then he would put great personal effort in his ministry so that he achieved all that God had for Him.
When we say yes to this and no to that and practice disciplines for the purpose of Godliness it is still based on the grace that we entered into. Paul said he was nowhere close to perfect obedience in this race but that he pressed on to the high calling.
The hard part is watching self satisfied people who do nothing and claim everything, yet God continues to show grace
Lk 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.