Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Relationship of Justification and Works

Theology has a movement from grace to works. Works are based on grace.

We first meet God in faith through grace and then we can move to works. You see works are a result of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

We cannot start with works before we understand and accept grace. You see it is not humanly possible to please God.

It is the Spirit of God that enables us to grow and begin to keep his commandments. Each day we grow a bit by faith.

It is our union with God through faith that enables us to grow. We become a bit more like God as we walk through the Christian life.

The Spirit enables us to see things as God sees them and start to live as God wishes us to live.

The law of God is burdensome to the natural man because he does not like the will of God. As a man begins to walk with God through faith he begins to see the wisdom of God's ways.

Ultimately he begins to see the law as not just wise but sweet. You see God's law protects human happiness rather than hinder it.

Before man meets God he believes the law hurts or hinders his happiness, but the law actually enables human happiness.
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