The heresy that born-again believers are “just sinners” is the prevailing doctrine in the modern day West. We here at Walk Worthy are here to proclaim that we’re declared “saints” by the living God that are commanded in grace to go and sin no more! The Almighty means it.
Our great Lord has ordained and expects all who surrender to Him to be spiritually ascendant. But alas…only a few will choose to follow His love, deny themselves, and actually take up their cross. The love of God would certainly offer this opportunity to reflect His glory to you – for He, as the old KJV states, is no respector of persons.
To ignore this reality when known is at best unloving and extremely foolish, and at worst a deliberate rebellious sin that threatens to lead us to apostasy. Be holy in all your behavior, dear saints.
What does this passage from the Psalter, the music of God’s chosen people, mean to you?
Psalm 24:3-5 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD (Yhvh)? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully. (read more by clicking the link above)
Last issue we wrote about the fact of God’s loving command that “we are to grow up into all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4.15).” In that context (i.e. the proper use of the verse in that location), one way we do that is by “speaking the truth in love,” and not hiding the truth in dysfunction which many timid Christians see modeled by others due to the influence of the…(read more by clicking the link above)
Overcoming the world…and it’s temptations. Recently, we’ve found ourselves being rebuked much more frequently by lukewarm Christians for being too zealous and extreme. Perhaps you too? Why do they do this? Do they see us in danger of being too hot? Are we in danger of losing our rewards, or even going to hell? (read more by clicking the link above)
One year a daughter-in-law asked me to write a little summary teaching on spiritual maturity for our young grandsons. The principle is quite simple and yet profound for our culture, actually, but rarely preached. To those who are in Christ, closely following Him by grace, and overcoming, we at any time can have a pure heart (Matt 5.8, 1 Tim. 1.5, 2 Tim 2.2, etc). The desperately wicked heart that Jeremiah spoke of in…(read more by clicking the link above)