Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Jesus saves . ( Philippians 3 v 1 - 11 ]
James 1 v 18 ,reads,' Show me your faith''
the answer is, 'I will show you my faith by what
I do'. James is not speaking of being by saved
by works, for that goes against ,what we are
in so many other scriptures. ( Eph 2 v 8-9/
Titus 3 v 5./ Isa 64 v 6 ) The only work that can
us, is the finished work of Christ. The salvation
of a person is by grace ,Gods unmerited favour,
and mercy, the person who fails to see this, shuts
themselves of from salvation. The only thing we
bring to be saved is our sins, in order that they
be forgiven. Tomorrow we will look at ,what
James means ,when he writes ,on saving faith.
Not what my hands have done
Can save my guilty soul;
Thy work alone O Christ,
Can ease this weight of sin;
Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God,
Can give me peace within.
( Words...H. Bonar )