Category Archives: Gospel of John

Family

An observation

And the statement was ‘there is no wrong way to make a family’.
I sense the applause. The proponents (stars, if you will) of this thinking are highly admired and thought to be progressive leaders; worthy of followers.

Do we not know they are mere humans? Fallible. Flawed. Without perfect knowledge and given to their own reasoning. Are they not this? Are we all not this?

Then there is GOD.
Creator of all the good there is.
Perfect knowledge.
Perfect love.
Complete and perfect holiness.
He said there is a good and holy way to make a family. (Notwithstanding, families made not in this way can after the fact with repentance be made good and holy.)
Yet He with this perfect love, perfect holiness, perfect intellect, perfect knowledge; He and His Word and Ways are rejected by most.

Even though we are a polluted people swimming in a cesspool, there is an escape. There is hope for this world of needy, unholy people.
For sure there is!
For sure GOD will deliver all who will believe Him.

This is good news. Share with all who will hear.

John 3:16  (NKJV) 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  source

Accepted

I am reading 1 Peter 5:10 and it reads like this:

1 Peter 5:10  (NKJV)10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.  source 

But may the GOD of all grace . . .
What GOD?
The GOD of all grace. All the grace I will ever need. That is Who He is.
Grace.
What is grace anyway? Some say grace is the unmerited favor of GOD.
I don’t disagree with that.
Is there any more?
Grace.
The Hebrew word for our English word grace is chen (with a sign over the e which my keyboard does not have).
According to my Strong’s Interlinear Search, it means Acceptance.
I have been ACCEPTED by Him, the GOD of all grace! And that acceptance is UNMERITED. I did not earn it. I could not earn it. No amount of good works will get me grace. You either.

So, how? How did GOD the perfect Holy One, how did He accept me? Read on.

Who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus!
Jesus must have known what He was talking about when He said:

John 14:6  (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.  source

So are you Accepted? How do you know you are?

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