24 July 2017
By Faith ~ One Requirement
Greetings Dear Reader,
I visited a different church than my church yesterday. I was on a mission of mercy and was invited to stay for the service. I chose to do so.
What was pleasant was to be reminded of what it takes follow Christ. In simple uncomplicated terms I was reminded of the part that faith plays in redemption. It is is the lead.
Redemption is not something we earn. It is a gift. We acquire it through faith. It through the Father’s grace we are rescued and redeemed by faith. It is belief. It is not an act of obedience or keeping a list of rules. It is not following a ritual or making a promise. It is not by anything we undertake.
How then are we assured that we have faith? We continue in it. We use it to follow. The good we do is not to merit the approval of the Father. It is to be an example to others of that approval. It is to obey his desire to love; to love him and all humans.
There are things that tempt us to think we have earned the Father’s favor. This is a lie. He may approve or disapprove of our actions but we are always loved and accepted. We are always his.
Faith alone is the path to following. Faith alone will guide me. Faith alone will sustain me. Faith is what puts me in the relationship. It is required, singular, and sufficient. You do what you believe. The rest is just talk.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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