Grace implies empowerment for growth. It is the single most important aspect of our salvation, and His giving of it is completely unmerited on our part.
God's grace supports and fulfills us, but it does not mean 'once saved,always saved.' It is possible to fall from grace, as Israel's experience demonstrates.
Because we are all sinners, we have earned only death; justification is not earned, but must come through faith and believing God as did our father Abraham.
We need to be working on increasing our faith and ridding our lives of attitudes that block faith. Then we can begin to be profitable servants.
We, as employees of God's government, are not owed or entitled to anything. Pride blinds from seeing the destruction ahead if we refuse to sacrifice.
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the insidious affliction of welfare mentality, the attitude in people who believe that because they are, they are owed something. Human nature has not changed from the days of the Israelites, who thought they were entitled to m. . .
Commitment to a course of action is essential for physical or spiritual success. Faith motivates and sustains right action, protecting us from the yo-yo like fits of starting and stopping. Shallow or incomplete faith is contrasted with complete or mature f. . .
The frightful Trumpet Plagues are coming on the world because of the breaking of covenants on the part of people who should have known better.
We are disturbed when our lives are encumbered by incremental pressures, and seem to be spinning out of control economically, morally, educationally, politically, or socially through no fault of our own. Even though social critics can identify these unrele. . .
The inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness can only be realized when we live in gratitude for Our Creator's purpose for us.
John Ritenbaugh asserts that the difference between a pilgrim and a wanderer is that the pilgrim knows his destination. God wants our pilgrimage to be a direct route with very few excursions or side-trips to the world. The book of Numbers- a record of God'. . .
We live in a time when people have acquired a weak sense of obligation to family, society, or nation. Because sin cannot be undone, all are debtors to God.
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