“By Grace You Have Been Saved Through Faith”

It is by grace you have been saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). By grace, we are in Christ. Through faith, we are in Christ.

* “He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock” – This is grace.

* “Rock opf ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee” – This is faith.

Grace and faith belong together.

- We are not saved by grace apart from faith.

- We are saved by grace through faith.

The grace of God reaches us as we receive Jesus Christ in faith.

- We are not saved by faith apart from grace.

- We are saved by grace through faith.

Faith has no meaning in itself. Faith finds its meaning only in relation to the grace of God. Faith is God’s way for us to come to Him through our Lord Jesus Christ.

By grace you have been saved through faith” – This is the Christian’s unshakeable foundation. With this unshakeable foundation, the Christian can face the attacks of the enemy with confidence.


God’s Way of Salvation (Psalm 11)

Let's Feed On God's Word (Revelation 10:1-11:19).

‘Take the little scroll and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey’ (10:9). We are to feed on God’s Word - the difficult parts as well as those passages which make us feel good. God’s Word speaks about judgment as well as salvation. Before we can rejoice in ‘the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ’, we must hear about His ‘wrath’: ‘The time has come for judging the dead’ (15,18). ‘Sweet and sour’: We need both for a balanced diet of God’s Word. We need the ‘sour’ - ‘It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God’ - as well as the ‘sweet’ - ‘God so loved the world...’ (Hebrews 10:31; John 3:16). The ‘sour’ - ‘Flee from the wrath to come’ - creates a hunger for the ‘sweet’ - ‘the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world’ (Matthew 3:7; John 1:29).

The Root Of All Evil

It is written and said that money is the root of all evil. Imagine that. We put it in banks, invest it, spend it, borrow it, pay interest on it, keep it in jars, our wallets and our pockets. Yet money is the root of all evil.

Note that it's not the seed, but the root. Fuel for thought.

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