THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
You can truly "live for the moment"
When Jesus is IN it!
2 Cor 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
The above is a fitting final statement to the second epistle of Paul to the church at Corinth.
For Paul, by the inspiration of God, has given them many instructions.
Yet, they cannot begin to follow those instructions without "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost.."
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ" is the continual outflow of God's unmerited favor upon believers. It is the never ending fountain of grace!
"The love of God" is the only thing that can explain God's continual forgiveness of our sin. When we "confess" our sins, He is "faithful" to forgive them (1John 1:9).
"The communion of the Holy Ghost" is the continued fellowship of God in the lives of believers.
It is by His continued fellowship that we are aware of the divine will of God in our lives.
Also, by His continued fellowship, we are given power to express, or demonstrate: "(Gal. 5:22) the fruit of the Spirit" which "is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23) Meekness, temperance..." For if we "live in the Spirit," we shall also "walk by the Spirit" (Gal. 5:25).
Indeed, may it be my joy to dismiss you into the weekend with:
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost..!"