THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A pulpit search committee asked the prospective pastor if he believed in election.
He replied, “Yes, I surely do. The Lord votes FOR me, the devil votes AGAINST me,
and however I vote, that’s the way the election goes.”
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed.
Salvation is of the LORD.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Let us remember, “Salvation is of the LORD,” from beginning to end.
The only thing we can do to receive salvation is SURRENDER to Jesus as Lord.
Salvation is a process, and God secures salvation from beginning to end.
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
He, Who by grace, forgives and saves us, also KEEPS us!
All the good that we do, as Christians, is because:
“..it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
It takes the power of Almighty God to SAVE us.
It takes the power of Almighty God to KEEP us.
And, since that power of Almighty God continues to WORK in us, we will GROW!
Peter’s statement “..grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,”
is NOT a suggestion!
It is a FACT!
If the Holy Spirit of God is living IN you, then you WILL grow in Christ!
If you then, are not in the process of growing in Christ,
ya might wanna pray about that situation!