“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14
Grace isn’t about God accepting us in our sin, it is about God delivering us from our sin.
“Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.” Acts 27:31
Sometimes the sea of life gets stormy. Sometimes you may feel like your boat is about to fill up with water or bust apart and sink. Don’t forget, Jesus is with you. You must stay in the ship with Him. Unless you abide in the ship with Jesus “ye cannot be saved.”
“But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.” (Matthew 3:15, NKJV)
Notice Jesus didn’t say it was fitting that He would fulfill all righteousness, but He said it is fitting for US to fulfill it? That means He is including or involving men to help fulfill all righteousness. Will you help Him, will you walk righteous today?
“For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” Matthew 3:3
So, how do you make His paths straight? Don’t veer to the right or left so that He has to go and fetch you. Don’t get lost in the wilderness where He has to go and find you. Don’t lag behind so He has to stop and go back and get you. Walk the straight and narrow highway of holiness.
“But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.” James 5:12
God is not against us making an oath. He is against the premise that if we don’t say something under oath that we therefore don’t have to keep our word. When we speak it should be as if we are always under an oath.
“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” I Thessalonians 5:5
Whenever we participate with the heathen in those things they do in darkness, then we are not walking as “children of light” nor are we walking as “children of the day.”
“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
Some of you may be content to be just a sinner saved by grace, but I trust you desire to rise above that and be what you are called to be, a SAINT.
“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,” Romans 1:1
When we think of separation, the first thing that comes to our mind is to leave someone or something. No doubt, this is what it means to separate. However, as Christians we aren’t just to separate ourselves from sin, the world and the devil, but we are to belong to someone or something else. It is Jesus and His kingdom we must belong to. We can’t just detach, but we must attach. We must not just be separated from, but separated to.