Salvation & Sanctification

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Psalm 56:13:

For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

The statement that King David made above is also applicable to the Christian experience. God has delivered us from death—the penalty of sin. Jesus died for our sins on the cross so we don’t have to. Along with saving us, God also enables us to walk, that is to live, according to His Word.

Second Peter 1:3-4 puts it this way:

…his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

In other words, we are not only saved from the penalty of sin, we are also saved from the power of sin. We don’t have to sin. Moreover we shouldn’t be sinning. That is what God wants to teach us. Not only so we can be a glory to His name and blessing to others in this life, but so we can prepare for the eternal life of righteousness to come.

May God be with you in your daily walk with Him. God bless you.

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Scheduled Times of Prayer

 

prayerPsalm 55:17:

Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Kind David had a habit of praying three times a day. This is a good habit for Christians to have.

Praying upon raising will help to ensure that we get our day started right. Our focus will be directed towards God at the onset of our day. And if we pray for His wisdom and guidance at the beginning of our day, He will help us to make the right decisions.

Personally, I don’t pray much at noon. I pray in the morning and in the evening, specifically. But I do pray to God in my mind throughout the day. For example, when I’m tempted or perplexed. Then I shoot my petitions to the throne of God in the quietness of my soul.

At bed time, it is good to thank God for his blessings and guidance throughout the day. That is also when I pray for individuals on my prayer list. I keep a prayer list on my iPhone which I refer to in my evening prayers.

If we maintain these kinds of habits in our lives, we will have a closer relationship with God and others will be blessed by our influence, as well.

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Good and Upright is the Lord

Good and Upright is the Lord

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Ps. 25:8 – “Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.”

People are so quick to judge the character of God, sometimes. They say God allows evil; therefore, God must be evil to some extent. No! That couldn’t be farther from the truth. King David here, writes, “Good and upright is the Lord: …” God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good. Make no doubt about it!

God is so good that he is willing to forgive us for our sins and lead us in His way; if only we are willing. Who else is that good? I mean, really. Put it into perspective. We killed His Son, Jesus, by our sins. Yet, God is willing to forgive us for that if we just repent from our sins and confess them to Him. Not only that, He wants to bring us into His family. He wants to lead us, to teach us; like a loving father leads and teaches his son. Let me not hear such nonsense that a God willing to do that for us is evil.

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