A Consideration of the Subject of Grace
We need to carefully look through the whole #scriptures before jumping to wrong conclusions.
Grace selected the #ten #virgins, same grace taught them what to do.
We did nothing to become partakers of His grace. Grace teaches us what to do after we have become partakers.
Right response made the first five wise; wrong response made the second five foolish.
The #teaching of grace to us is for us to deny all ungodly lusts and to prepare for He that will come without tarrying.
Wisdom responds by being prepared, taking enough from the abundant provision we have been furnished with.
Foolishness takes things for granted by being carefree and presumptuous, living on yesterday provision without knowing to respond with tender heart when His voice speaks to us today.
While we live in the age of his grace, we must walk wisely, for the time comes when there will be no room for remedy.
Then the wise will walk into the kingdom of their Lord and the foolish, left outside where there will be everlasting regret.
Let us not take His grace for granted nor use it as a license for promoting the wrong.
The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying all ungodliness worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously in the present age, Looking for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. Titus 2:11-15
For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. Tit.3.3-8.
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