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The Gospel

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3:21-26) 1. The Truth About God (Romans 1:18-20, 2:1-16, 3:22-24, Isaiah 43:6-7) Biblical truth: God is the just and gracious Creator of all things. Biblical response: Realize that we belong to Him, are accountable to Him, and are created to glorify Hi

Walk With God - Part 1

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. —Ephesians 5:15-21 In the next few days, I want to ponder and meditate on this passage pointing out the rich implications of every phrases here. Walking (walk) has been used in the Bible as a metaphor for "way of living". That is how it is used in this passage. Paul, in his admonition to the believers in Ephesus, points out two ways of living in which people live their lives, being wise and un

The Pure Spiritual Milk

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. -1 Peter 2:2‭-‬3 ESV One of the evidence that you have tasted God's goodness is the appetite for His word. This then translates to a life longing for His Word, the Bible. Before we were brought from death to life, the Bible is boring, none of the things it says gives meaning and impact our lives. After we became a new creation in receiving and believing in Jesus, there came the beauty of the things we read. As I observe my own life, it is "easy" to neglect the Bible as the primary "need" of our souls. We can be easily preoccupied by hundreds of things and neglect the reading and study of God's Word. This is true in my life. That is why I plead to God for his supernatural work to enable me to have the appetite for His Word. Apart from his grace, there will be no specific ti