||[May. 1st, 2008|09:09 am]
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:|
I see an exchange going on here, " grace and apostleship" given for "obedience" - as if those are extra gifts....but this doesnt shake my belief that "salvation" is given in exchange for "faith in Christ alone."
7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints
I am a saint, a holy person - i need to remember that
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: ......
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
scary though - to know of Him and yet still choose not to glorify Him and God allowing us to fully choose the sin our flesh desires - Lord please help me to repent of my evil ways; allow me to be humble in my thoughts and clean in my heart; i don't want sin or its ways, i want You Lord 110%
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
wow....i need to check what i am complacent/accepting of right now today - because it can think of a few sins i let slidefrom time to time. Lord, i need You to give me a heart after You and Your will - give me a passion for righteousness and a sincere digust for sin (not the sinner but the sin) - please Lord, i dont want to b one of these people, thats not who i desire to become - cleanse me and restore me Lord, have me walk in daily repentence with a sincere and humble and clean heart for You and You alone.