But to the one who does not work, but believes… (Romans 4:5) Many are restless because they are in two minds about the love of God. They are not convinced that God loves them and accepts them just as they are. They think they have to clean themselves or faith their way into the kingdom…… Continue reading The remedy for restlessness
Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. (James 1:3) Some people worry about their faith. “I don’t have strong faith.” They worry that when the trial comes their faith will fail. But the trials of life are not to see whether we are made of the right stuff or whether we can manufacture…… Continue reading The testing of your faith
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5–6) The operative word in this proverb is acknowledge. Acknowledge does not mean tipping your hat to Jesus whenever you go charging off on a scheme…… Continue reading How do I trust the Lord?
Continue in the grace of God. (Acts 13:43) In the New Testament we are exhorted to… continue in God’s kindness (Romans 11:22) continue in the faith (Colossians 1:23) continue in the teaching of Christ (2 John 1:9) continue in what we have learned and been convinced of (2 Timothy 3:14) continue in the grace of…… Continue reading What does it mean to continue in grace?
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:29–30) The gospel declares that God will provide the faith that you need. Indeed, the gift of grace comes…… Continue reading What is faith?