It just sounds so unfair, doesn’t it? It was Adam who sinned. We weren’t even around when he did. Yet we are considered sinners along with Adam, and suffer the consequences of his sin. Because of what Adam did, we will all die. How is this fair? Is this not a clear evidence of God’s injustice?Read More
Jesus the light has come. We look with wonder the light that pierces the gloom of darkness with beauty. We find safety in his light, for by his light, and only in his light, we have a safe passage way through life.Read More
not remember our sins in that he does not act as our sins deserve. But Scripture also lists our sins as the context of understanding God’s steadfast love. That is how the Holy Spirit uses our sins for our sanctification. In the remembrance of our sins we see fresh evidence of God’s steadfast love. And in the remembrance of our sins we remember why we sing our songs of thanks.
We are often haunted by the remembrance of our sins, and try hard to forget them. But we may benefit from reviewing our sins. Our sins are the grounds for shame and guilt. They are also the backdrop to God’s goodness and steadfast love. So we give thanks. And we hope for better things to come. Praise the LORD!Read More
A tree is more valuable when laden with ripe fruit, but it has a peculiar beauty when in blossom.Read More
Q. 40. What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?
A. The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience, was the moral Law.
Q. 41. Wherein is the moral Law summarily comprehended?
A. The moral Law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments.
Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandments?
A. The sum of the ten commandments is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.Read More
Q. 35. What is sanctification?
A. Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.Read More
Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God’s love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.Read More
Our salvation, then, is in the immovable hands of the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God is in control. **God** brought us to faith. **God** caused us to believe. **God** holds our eternal life in his hands. Are you stronger than God? Stop dreaming! Instead, start celebrating. We cannot undo what God has done. He has made us his and we will be his. End of story.Read More
Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?
A. God, having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.Read More