Sep 20, 2006

Lord, help me believe

(Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 1667)

"That no flesh should glory in His presence." 1 Corinthians 1:29

God does not look for any goodness or merit in the creature to draw
His love--but He will justify, pardon, and save for His name's sake. All
the motives which move God to show mercy are in His own bosom.

Salvation is only from free grace, and not from anything good in us,
or done by us.

God is free to bestow His promises upon whomever He pleases.
He often steps over the rich, and chooses the poor;
He often steps over the learned, and chooses the ignorant;
He often steps over the strong, and chooses the weak;
He often steps over the sweet nature, and chooses the wicked nature;
He often steps over the noble, and chooses the vile; etc.,
that no flesh may glory, and that all may shout out "Grace, grace!"

"By the grace of God I am what I am!" 1 Corinthians 15:10

1 comment:

Laurie said...

AMEN! This was a beautiful post. For those of us who believe...nothing can separate us from Gods love because it was always His love that drew us to Himself and continues on.

I love Hebrews 7:25 ~ Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)

How comforting to know that our Savior intercedes on our behalf. Wow! I take rest in knowing that the prayers of the One who knows me so intimately well, knows just what area's of my life need some special attention and intervention from the Holy Spirit's convicting. He is able to forever save us!!

Love You!