Reflections on Lord’s Day September 25, 2011
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
The Christian’s goal is not just getting into heaven, it’s Christlikeness. Be zealous for God’s glory and train for eternity. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 6:15, All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything. What’s holding you back from running the race?