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The Great Struggle.

04 Jun

Hello again!

Albeit it’s hardly a struggle when you have God against you, but that’s aside from the point:

“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’? (Isaiah 45:9)

Yeah, but what happens if I do fight God (or at least, try to)?

You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, “He did not make me”? Can the pot say of the potter, “He knows nothing”? (Isaiah 29:16)

1 The LORD spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the LORD. (Leviticus 16:1)

So you’re saying I’ll die if I go against God?! OK, how can I not go against God then? Seeing as my life depends on it!

20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. (Romans 3:20)

16yet we know that(A) a person is not justified[a] by works of the law(B) but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law,(C) because by works of the law no one will be justified. (Galatians 2:16)

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

So you’re saying that my life doesn’t actually hinge on my obedience to God? Well in that case (aside from police) why I don’t I just set the town on fire! Burn baby… Burn!!!

By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? (Romans 6:2)

So no burning? OK then, well can you tell me what I should do as a Christian and follower of God?

15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor (president). (1 Peter 2:15-17)

You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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