Who Does What?-Part 1

We are told (and rightly so) that salvation is all of grace. We can’t earn salvation by works (our good deeds and behavior) or maintain salvation by works. It is all of grace! That raises some questions. We are told to “work.” We are admonished to labor. Then, we learn that we don’t have the needed strength or ability to do God’s work. In fact, we’ve been told that God doesn’t want us to work for Him. How do we reconcile this responsibility? Let me try to tackle the first part of this issue in this article. Titus 3:5 clearly states: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” When we have been cleansed of all sin(s), experienced the birth from above and had our Spiritual life restored (or renewed), there is work to be done. How and by whom? We’ll tackle the next part tomorrow, Lord willing. Robert Lowry gave us the well known and loved hymn, “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.” It has captured, in song, the truth given us in the above verse: What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. For my pardon this I see: nothing but the blood of Jesus. For my cleansing this my plea: nothing but the blood of Jesus. Nothing can for sin atone: nothing but the blood of Jesus. Naught of good that I have done: nothing but the blood of Jesus. This is all my hope and peace: nothing but the blood of Jesus. This is all my righteousness: nothing but the blood of Jesus. O precious is the flow that makes me white as snow; no other fount I know; nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Selah! Labor is to be done; what are the people of God supposed to do? Do drop by for a second look at this difficult but rewarding responsibility.   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com

 

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