Friday, November 1, 2019

BlockHeadLewie

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Last week I posted what Simon Peter obviously thought was an important growth procession in which we all should both follow as well as maintain.
Today we will find out why it is so important:

2 Peter 1:9-11 (KJV)
9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Bible tells us we have a new sight, a better way to see things, once we have Christ in our lives. If we were to maintain our own understanding of (anything and/or everything) we are indeed blind. The list he gives earlier in the chapter starts off with Faith because we see our need for Jesus. He tells us to that Faith we have we must add Virtue (or, if you prefer, worthiness or a generous provision of moral excellence) which is gained through Sanctification as well as the practice of God's Word.
Sanctification is an ongoing process, a day-to-day transformation of our mentality and our actions and focus on God. So many people give up at this point because they "don't see any changes" or "don't see any progress". They are indeed blind because they are trying to do everything themselves and not allowing The Holy Spirit to do His work within us.
Remember this: Once we fully have accepted Jesus Christ we are no longer the same, but a new creature! We must allow this new you (new us) to progress and maintain our sights on God's Will, God's Word and God's Way, not our own!
 
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