Tag: righteousness

Grace = Unmerited Favor

The first man, Adam, made a mistake and went against the will of God resulting in banishment from the Garden of Eden and a loss of his eternal existence; Adam and all of his descendants to follow would now be assigned a time to…

Justification

In order to be admitted into the kingdom of heaven, we must possess righteousness equal to God.  This is God’s design; however, he also designed us to be helpless sinners incapable of attaining that righteousness. Exactly why God designed things this way is not…

Autopilot

When we are learning a new skill, there are a bunch of rules and precise steps that need to be followed to achieve success.  In the beginning, we tend to stress over each and every rule to the point that our efforts are weakened. …

A Pure Heart

When the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Christian church in Rome, there was a division between the Jews who had become followers of Jesus and the non-Jewish Gentiles who were followers of Jesus.  The Jewish Christians believed the Gentile Christians should also…

The Book of Romans

You may already know that the apostle Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament, was originally known as Saul of Tarsus.  He was a Jewish rabbi and part of the ultra-holy group known as the Pharisees.  Saul of Tarsus believed Christians were worthless…

A Fine Treasure

God had a special relationship with the nation of Israel.  These were His chosen people.  The entire Old Testament of the Bible details the back and forth negotiation between God and His chosen people.  One minute they would be on their knees worshiping Him…

For the Right Reasons

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus rejected the interpretation of the law held by the Jewish religious leaders known as the Pharisees.  By focusing on the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law, the Pharisees had gone off in…

The Law

Most cities have speed laws for motor vehicles.  The letter of the law is to maintain a certain speed when driving.  The spirit of the law is to drive at a safe speed so as not to endanger anyone.  If the speed limit is…

A Gift from God

Soon after Jesus appointed His twelve apostles, He appeared before a large crowd and delivered His first recorded sermon known as the Sermon on the Mount.  Many people were aware of the miracles Jesus was performing and were eager to hear Him teach.  The…

Be the Peacemaker

We all know people who can’t wait to talk behind the backs of those in authority over them.  If we’re honest, that person has likely been us in certain circumstances.  We all know people who are filled with hatred for those who have more…