Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin?” Proverbs 20:9
All have sinned….(Romans 3:23). That certainly includes me.
The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23a) Uh-oh.
But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23b). Whew! How do I get that gift?
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9).
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
I now can say I am clean and without sin, but only because of God’s free gift.
(Note: My being without sin is positional through Christ’s work of grace, but I still have to confess sins to be in fellowship with God. I John 1:9)
So simple, yet volumes have been written to explain it. Here is one tiny volume, not to explain God and His Ultimate Gift, but to proclaim this Gift and its byproducts.
Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends, Musings on Life, Scripture and the Hymns.
- She doesn’t forget
Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16
This is Linda Panos with my granddaughter Sadie on her lap. Linda takes to anybody’s grandkids or anybody’s problems. She is Johnny on the spot where there is a grandkid to love, a hot dish to make and take, a sick person to minister to. Now Linda is involved with Celebrate Recovery, loving people to Jesus.
Let’s don’t forget to find our niche and do good. Linda can’t do it all.
I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
David and I have some uncertainty about our future, but God knew the plans all along and will keep us in his loving arms. I appreciate Him for that and for so much more.
If you want to read Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends, it’s still available, not sold out yet. Hurry, while supplies last! (Isn’t that what the TV ads say?)
I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
Whether holding up a pole….
Lovin’ a grandkid
Or holding up a rock,
I never want it said of me that I was ashamed of the Gospel.
Let’s proclaim Him today.