Saturday, March 2, 2013

We Must Prosper in His Grace

"The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want." (Proverbs 21: 5)

We are called to be diligent in all that we do, right?

What is the priority for every person?

Jesus tell us:

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6: 33)

His righteousness is a gift which we keep receiving (Romans 5: 17) through the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17).
This righteousness is based on all that Jesus has done, and so instead of our striving, we are called to believe on Him whom the Father sent (John 6: 29) to die for us and save us from our sins and give us eternal life (John 3:16)

Instead of striving for righteousness, we are to make every "effort" to rest in His righteousness:

"Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief." (Hebrews 4:11)

Instead of looking for more things to do, we are called to receive more of God's grace in our lives, to see Him more and more at work in our lives (2 Peter 3:18)

If we want to see plenty in our lives, let us first stop trying to get right with God (for no flesh can glory in His presence (1 Corinthians 1: 29), then we begin to rest and receive His righteousness and grace in our lives (Romans 5 :17), and this grace labors within us to do great things (1 Corinthians 15: 10)

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