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JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ONLY

In Romans 5:9 the Holy Scriptures says "Therefore being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him."      

It is a wonderful privilege to be justified. This is a work that only GOD can do. The word simply means that GOD has forgiven us of our sins and we are declared to be righteous. The Holy Scriptures declares that every true believer has been given an imputed righteousness.    

In Romans 4:1-8 the Bible says "what shall we say then that Abraham our father as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he would have somewhat to glory; but not before GOD. For what does the Scriptures say? Abraham believed GOD and it was counted to him for righteousness. Now to him who depends on works is the reward not reckoned of grace but of debt, but to him that does not depend on works but believes on him that justifies the ungodly his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David describes the blessedness of the man, to whom GOD imputes righteousness without works. Saying blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD will not impute sin."    

Yes, we are blessed. Yes, our sins are covered. We have been given an imputed righteousness. GOD has placed the righteousness of Christ upon us. We are righteous before GOD. We are justified. So many people think if only their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds they will be accepted before GOD. Nothing could be further from the truth. Faith in the finished work of Christ is the only thing that makes us acceptable to GOD. Believe on the crucified son of GOD and be saved. And what are we saved from? The wrath of GOD. How awesome that terrible punishment will be. The Bible teaches that all unbelievers will be cast into a lake of fire that will continue for eternity. No one can understand the awfulness of that punishment, but it is great. The Bible says "Flee from the wrath that is to come."   

The people of GOD should continually give thanks to GOD for His mercy and grace that allows us to be accepted in Christ. All praise to His Holy Name. Amen    

 

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LET US ENJOY THE LORD

Proverbs 15:15-17 - “All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”  

There are many people who think that if they were wealthy it would solve all their problems. Their thinking is that having money gives them the ability to handle any problem that might confront them. While it is true that having money is many times a great advantage, it is not always the answer to one's problems.  

Some of the most miserable people in the world are extremely wealthy people. Money does not make one happy. True joy comes from knowing one's sin is forgiven. The Holy Scriptures says "the joy of the LORD is our strength." For the true believer who walks in fellowship with the LORD and lives in the light of His word, this is the real treasure of life. To enjoy GOD and feast on His word and enjoy His presence is the person who is truly wealthy.  

The fear of the LORD is a deep and sincere reverence for GOD and a disdain for evil. The Bible teaches that one of the most important lessons one can ever learn in our spiritual journey is to have a reverence for GOD and for the word of GOD. GOD is to be deeply honored and worshiped for who He is, the creator of the universe and the Savior of the world.  

Many people who have not attained to wealth are truly rich in the things that really matter. The person who walks with the LORD in the light of His word and truly enjoys fellowship with our Heavenly Father will have a merry heart and a continual feast. So let us enjoy the LORD, walk with Him and live to make Him known.  

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