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Dr. June Normil
Confess Jesus as Lord
Paul declared that observing God's Law flawlessly did not save a person from sin (Galatians 2:16). No one could follow the Law perfectly. The lure of sin is stronger than human determination. The purpose of the Law was to lead us into recognizing our sinfulness. In doing so, it serves as an instructor that leads us to depend upon Christ for our salvation (Galatians 3:21-26). Paul further stated that salvation is a matter of God showing grace to sinful humanity. We must trust that grace to bring us salvation. Salvation is a result of God's gift of His Son and nothing else. Genuine faith will produce fruit, however. We have been created for the purpose of honoring God through acts of goodness (Ephesians 2:10). Just as we must depend fully on the grace of God to save us, we must also learn to trust in His grace as we serve Him. We can no more earn God's favor after we are saved than we could before. All of the blessings that come from the Lord are a result of His grace. We must trust in and depend upon the Lord for all the needs and cares of life. When we place our faith in Him, we will never be disappointed.
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Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 95 Number 4 Jun. Jul. Aug 2014 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
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