5 comments on “A Pause to Regroup

  1. I’d love to camp on “Trial and tribulation do not nullify assurance.” It seems many followers of Jesus today forget this and live in fear. Thanks for this post–really awesome, Don.

    • Thank you. You’re right; people get stuck on that. Not too many years ago, I had a whole class sort of gang up on me on that very point: It’s too hard… and sometimes it really IS hard. Yet it is seldom as hard as we make it, and if Scripture says we can overcome, then we CAN overcome by the power of grace… if we can simply get out of His way!

  2. Don, I have been focusing on Romans 6, 7, and 8 for a while. In fact, I posted my Part One (Romans 6) and Part Two (Romans 7) a few months ago, and have been lax in posting Part Three (Romans 8). I think Paul hit the core of the Christian doctrine with the Book of Romans, but I find these three chapters very instructive. Grace does not give us license to sin. Whoa, what a concept to have to get into our hearts. Many believers today have God in their heads, but need to get Him into their hearts. We must hide the Word in our hearts that we might not sin against Him. This, of course, does not mean we memorize the “law of Moses” and become more and more obedient. The law cannot save us. It is meant to show us that our righteousness is but filthy rags. Paul said his self-righteousness as a devout Jew was like a pile of stinking horse dung! If you get a chance, check out my posts on Romans. Happy belated Resurrection Sunday. Steve (a/k/a The Accidental Poet)

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