THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
One thing I’ve notice about each day:
Sunrise is as beautiful as sunset, but the former is less attended.
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
“This is a faithful saying,” (vs 8) refers to vs 7.
It is indeed a faithful saying on two very important points.
1. A sinner surrendered to Jesus is “justified by HIS grace.”
The sinner is washed clean, and presented before God as an adopted child.
As such, the sinner is continually cleansed and kept in the hand of God.
This is the entire work of the grace of Christ.
2. Sinners surrendered to Jesus are made “heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
The Gospel of Christ includes providing the sinner with a state of eternal glory.
And, that state of eternal glory is given by resurrection of the mortal body into a glorified state. (1Cor. 15:21, 1Pet. 1:3)
This is the promise given to sinners surrendered to Christ and “justified by His grace.”
Now, “these things” (vs 8) refer to those two points made in the “faithful saying.”
Then follows three statements concerning those two points.
1. That saved sinners “affirm constantly” those two things,
2. And, that saved sinners “be careful to maintain good works,”
3. Because, “These things are good and profitable unto men!”
If it is a “faithful saying,” SAY it!
Back it up with works initiated by Christ’s Spirit within!
THEN, it will be “good and profitable unto men!”
Beautiful is the SONrise in you!
Is it faithfully attended with open confession and good works?