Sunday, May 29, 2011

Those Who Stagger

Rom 4:20 He (Abraham) staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Rom 4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Rom 4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

We have the full revelation that Jesus is our savior. We receive grace through faith in him.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The law cannot save us, because the law shows us our sins. Jesus removed our sins through faith in his shed blood.

Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

How were people of old saved from their sins? The answer is given by Paul in regards to Abraham. He believed in the promises of God. He had strong faith that God would do what he said he would do. Many struggle and stagger because they have little faith. Many look to themselves or others to be made strong. They should look to Jesus. Many are double minded as explained by James.

Jas 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Elijah saw that the peoples hearts were not committed to the LORD.

1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Others stagger from drugs or strong drink. Too many have turned to these to escape life. Will you escape your Lord and salvation too? Come and put your faith in God, through Jesus Christ who has delivered us.

2Ti 1:12 ... for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

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