Titus 2:11-12 (KJB) For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.
God’s grace is not just a “spiritual throw blanket” for use in covering our sin. Or to allow us to do anything we want. Putting on God’s grace comes with a choice, a cost, His standards, and holy expectations.
The Book of Galatians – Righteousness and the Law of God
Up Close and Personal with the Apostle Paul
Galatians 1:9-10 (KJB) As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of ...
Romans 10:4 (KJB) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the law. The Old Testament Law cannot be accomplished by mankind on his or her own. No man can even come close to keeping God’s law. Only God can perfectly keep the law. A man will utterly fail in any attempt to regard the laws of God as its divine purpose is ...
1 Peter 1:15-16 (KJB) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Because God is holy is the only reason a man should desire to live a holy life. The moving motivation for living right, being right, and doing right only comes from having a personal relationship with God.
Psalm 23:3 (KJB) He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Everything a godly man does is to be for the sole purpose of bringing glory and honor to God.
Yes, every last thing.
Nothing is to be for self-gratification, or self-honor, or for uplifting another man. It is all solely for pointing to the goodness and grace of God. Regrettably, not many professing Christians clearly understand this important spiritual ...
Amos 5:15 (KJB) Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
The apostle Amos encouraged the ancient leaders of his time to call for godliness and proper judgment in their land. The leaders and magistrates of cities sat in the gates where every individual had to pass as he or she entered the ...
Galatians 2:21 (KJB) I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Paul is trying to clear lingering confusion about mixing law and grace. Attempting to blend the two together only serves to frustrate the grace of God. That is precisely why God sent His Only Son to die on Calvary. His unmerited favor can affect man with His righteousness for the keeping ...
Matthew 8:16-17 (KJB) When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
There are important spiritual truths in this verse.
The first truth is that evening had come in the setting of this verse. ...