Rosemary B here,This is very nice, thank you for sharing it todayI hope you have a lovely Sunday
Hey, Rosemary! Thanks for your sweet comment and stopping by. Happy Sunday, friend! ツ
One of the first Bible passages that hit me and opened my eyes to this truth was Jesus saying in Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” And what was that "Narrow Gate", that "road that leads to life"? Jesus tells us the answer in John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The reality of two roads - one to heaven and one to hell was really explained well by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:1-10 “ As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” This really brought to light the mercy and grace of our Heavenly Father, Creator God when Jesus said in John 3:16-17 “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” In God "Plan of Salvation", Jesus is Plan 'A' and there is no Plan 'B'. This is the only door and there is no need for another. Jesus Christ is Lord. Thank you for this thought-provoking post. Grace is truly amazing! Blessings in Christ.
You've captured the essence of salvation beautifully in this comment, Brian. Thanks for sharing and stopping by. Keep shining His light and Happy Sunday! ツ
Right. Grace! Which is known by the thankfulness. There are so many people giving us values to have and norms to obey, and it is only waste. If I ever get children, I will give them "grace" as nature to obey. Thank you! Grace is the state of being clean, really feeling this. And Jesus gave the feeling his blessing by washing the disciples feet.Have a tremendous week!
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Beautiful encouragement! Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Brew!
Thanks, Barbie! Happy Monday :)
What a great reminder. It's easy to loose the thread when things get a bit crazy like it has been around here.
Thanks, kate! Yeah, when life is hectic, I tend to lose sight of what's truly important. ツ
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